Using a garden rake, move the dirt around then sprinkle the seeds/petals in that area. Rake again to cover with shallow dirt. Planting in May will provide you with blooms from July-November.
I don’t even remember where I got my first round of Hummingbird Sage seed – from my mother or through a catalog – but that’s all I needed. This showy plant grows as a stalk with multiple small red flowers, each creating a seed pod. While they love the sun, I have had some pop up in shadier spots – they just don’t grow as tall. Once they start blooming, they are around for a few months and are one of my last flower varieties to fade away, even withstanding the first few frosts. Great for pollinators who hang around the garden until late autumn.