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Red Penstemon

Draws Hummingbirds to Your Garden
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Red Penstemon

Tubular, crimson-red blooms are a beacon to hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers in profusion from June to September. This native perennial grows 16-18 in. tall and is deer and drought resistant. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Product Details
  • FormUpright
  • LightFull sun to partial shade.
  • Height16 - 18 inches
  • Spread16 - 18 inches
  • Spacing16 - 18 inches
  • Zones4 - 9
  • FoliageNarrow, glossy dark green foliage.
  • Flower FormFunnel or tubular-shaped flowers on terminal racemes.
  • ColorCrimson-red with a white throat.
  • BloomsMid to late Summer.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained moist soil.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • PruningAfter flowering, remove spent flower stems to ensure repeat blooming. Allow the foliage to die back.
  • CommentsGreat new perennial strain developed from a cross between a Mexican and a United States species. This compact growing penstemon is quite durable, has handled Winter temperatures as low as -13 degrees F., and does not seem to suffer in the summer heat and humidity. Because of its low-maintenance and compact-growth habit, it is a good choice for container gardening.
  • Botanical NamePenstemon X MEXICALI 'SUNBURST RUBY'
  • DepthPlant so the crown(where the roots meet) is one inch below soil level.

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