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Red Penstemon

Draws Hummingbirds to Your Garden
  • SKU: 79744
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 bareroot
This item ships in Fall
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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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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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