If you are interested in planting some native plants this
year, consider Red Buckeye, Aesculus
pavia . It has been blooming for several weeks now. The flower time
is from mid-spring through early summer. Red tubular flowers borne in panicles
(elongated cluster of flowers) at the tips of the branches. Each panicle can be
four to eight inches long when in bloom. The individual flowers are tubular and
about 1½ inches long. Hummingbirds are attracted to them.
The shrub or small tree is...