Penstemon barbatus coccineus Fireworks

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Type: Perennials
Height: Short to Medium 12-24" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
A Hummingbird's delight. New nicely compact Penstemon with tubular-shaped scarlet flowers. Glossy, well branched foliage complements well and is drought resistant once established. Long blooming. Stunning paired with Artemisia, Eryngium and Salvia.

Features to Note:

  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Web Exclusive
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • 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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PEFW