Q.Identifying a plant
We are in zone 8b, and there is a thick stemmed shrub/perennial? here that the local folks call “One Drop of Jesus’ Blood.” It grows about 7 feet tall, looks “viney” in the summer and fall and is covered in small bright red flowers about the size of a thumbnail. I cut it back in the winter and the ground is covered in seedling babies. Any help is much appreciated!
This is a type of Wax Mallow. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/wax-mallow/caring-for-wax-mallow.htm