YES this is a real flower: Hot lips ....Psychotria Elata Affectionately known as Hooker’s lips, Psychotria elata with it’s colorful red flowers attracts many pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds.
Attracting Butterflies & hummingbirds…. A garden is just not complete without birds, butterflies, and ladybugs…right? I’m sure you already know the wonderful flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Here is something that works like a dream. Butterflies and hummingbirds like very small, shallow water. We keep this small garden sculpture filled with about 1 inch of water.
Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds.... - Cottage in the Oaks