Salvia greggii Lipstick
Here is an image of Salvia greggii Lipstick, taken at the J. C. Raulston Arboretum on November 17, 2012. It had performed very well most of the late summer and autumn.
It has done this well for many years. The location is in the xeric bed in full sun, in berms with good drainage and topped off with pellets of expanded slate/shale.
There are other S. greggiis there that have done well.