An elegant herbaceous perennial plant, from California, where it is found in very sandy soils. The plant grows in bunches; the flowers, a brilliant scarlet, tubular or trumpet-shaped, terminating in five unequal divisions - stamen and pistil projecting; flowers solitary, produced in the axils of the leaves; continuing in bloom most of the season; tender in wet soil, but has proved hardy, with a little protection, in light soil,