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Penstemon schmidel Red Riding Hood

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$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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The better to see it with…festive coral red, tubular flowers climb the slender stems inviting beneficial pollinators to stop by to sip nectar. A sun lover perfect for hot dry sites, the well-branched habit promotes abundant flowering.

A native to the western United States, Penstemon is stunning when massed in sunny borders, wild flower gardens or naturalized areas.

Details

Item Code: PERI
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Patent: #18,950
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.