Penstemon barbatus Rubycunda

Beardtongue

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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Clusters of scarlet red flowers with contrasting white throats call the hummingbirds to feast on their delectable nectar. Blooming in the heat of mid-summer Penstemon Rubycunda perform a fiery show in the landscape.

Details

Item Code: PERC
Type: Perennials
Height: Short to Med. 16-20"
Spacing: Plant 12-18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.