A couple of months ago I wrote a short blurb about Red Firespike (odontonema strictum) as it was in full bloom. Well it is still in full bloom. There is nothing significant about that fact, but now its cousin, Purple Firespike (odontonema callistachyum), has joined Red Firespike in full bloom. The two together make a striking contrast, and double the amount of nectar available for hummingbirds and butterflies.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has both of these plants in stock.