Scarlet sage is a subshrub perennial in warmer climates and an annual where winter temperatures stay below freezing for more than a few hours at a time. It blooms showy bright red flowers in loose whorls along an upright stem. It is not invasive, and it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant does have a variety which blooms white flowers.
Early summer until first frost
Perennial or self seeding annual depending on zone