This Maryland native is one of my favorites with its lipstick red flowers. Unfortunately the deer love it too, so give it some protection. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. It prefers moist, organically rich soils but tolerates dry shade too. We are at the northern edge of its range which extends south to Florida and west to Texas. Hummingbirds seek out this flower. It's in bloom now -- the first week of June.