Someone who lives in a very nice house on my way to work has these planted in a big concrete planter out front:
The plant grows in great profusion, with needlelike leaves, almost like a horsetail or casuarina. Scattered throughout are these neon-red trumpet-shaped flowers, which look like they're floating in among the greenery. It's a beautiful effect. Anyone know what these things might be?
ETA: Thanks to R's friend W, I now know that this is Russelia equisetiformis, the Firecracker Plant or Coral Fountain. W is apparently also the one who pegged the achiote plant earlier, so I have to give him equal credit with the local agricultural extension office's Ask the Plant Expert service.