You know it's a big trend when the gardening world has to get in on it. This is "Mini-Famous Vampire" Calibrachoa. It is a blood red bloom that can be relied upon to perform from May until October. Mine is still blooming--and I hacked it way back a couple of months ago when it was getting a little out of hand. It trails beautifully and isn't picky about soil--and it also seems to do especially well in hot weather.
So there it is--a vampire in my garden. But a pretty one that's not at all scary.