Penstemon x mexicale Carillo Red

Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15" (Plant 12-16" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Fiery color will turn heads! Winner of the 2014 Fleuroselect Gold Medal Award. Judges were impressed by the masses of fuchsia red flowers. This penstemon hybrid produces cheerful upright displays of tubular, white-throated flowers on shorter bushy mounded plants. Got Hummingbirds? You will when you grow this beauty!

Attractive glossy deep green foliage. Requires a well-drained soil.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Humidity Tolerant

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care:

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12" tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PECA