It’s fall and some of the late bloomers like the pineapple sage below have finally come around. This plant gets fairly tall. It’s at least 5′, in fact I trim it back on one side to allow for these pictures. You’ll notice in the second picture I have an Aspects Hummingbird Feeder in the middle of the plant.
One bonus of this plant is it makes a pretty good tea. Just cut 3 leaves, put them in some water and microwave – poof sage tea (I add a little lemon as well and pour it over ice.)
This is a Skipper (not a hummingbird but it can be mistaken for one by the way it looks and flies.)This skipper is hitting Lantana. Lantana grows fast, makes a great bush and blooms during the later part of summer. I do see the hummingbirds as well as a slew of butterflies on the Lantana all season long.
Have fun with these two plants – PS: The lantana is hearty as well… I’ve literally moved it to 3 different locations in the yard!