“Bee hum… It was the oldest sound there was. Souls flying away.”
(from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd)
This plant is known in Arizona as Mexican Bird of Paradise. Apparently their correct name is Red Bird of Paradise. They are easy to grow in the desert. We had a Yellow Bird of Paradise in our backyard when we moved in but it was damaged in a storm and didn’t survive. These are a few houses down from me. I think we should get another one, they’re really beautiful and bees and hummingbirds love them.