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Penstemon barbatus coccineus Fireworks


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Plant Code: PEFW

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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.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short to Medium 12-24"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

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 dry winter mulch in colder zones.