Flowers of Mystery

Not sure what these plants are (please chime in if you know Lynn says these are New Zealand flax and, judging by the pictures I found online, I think she's got it!),
but the hummingbirds LOVE them,
they're drought resistant,
and they photograph very nicely.
They don't flower for long, so the hummerbees* and I will have to enjoy them quickly.

* That's what my kids called hummingbirds when they were little. The name stuck and I'm teaching it to the baby-grands.