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Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks

Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15" (Plant 12-15" 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: Rose / Rose
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A cross between Mexican and native Penstemon, Penstemon Red Rocks sports bright rose-red flowers all summer with dark green leaves above a mound of narrow lance-shaped foliage. Very long blooming. Thrives in a wide range of sites and soils and is very drought tolerant. Nearly evergreen. A butterfly magnet.

Plant Select® varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant. The reliable growing performance and beauty of this Penstemon has earned it a spot in the Blooms of Bressingham selections too.

Features to Note:

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

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attracrt 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: Fall 2016
Plant Code: PERR