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Penstemon Quartz® Red

Quartz® Series

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$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PQURE

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High impact color! Large orange-red trumpets with striped throats cascade downward from upright flower spikes. Received high marks for uniform habit, good bud count and strong color when trialed at Penn State University.

Penstemon Quartz® Red is very drought tolerant once established. Hummingbirds love the nectar-laden, trumpet-shaped blossoms. An easy-care perennial.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20-24"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: Orange
Patent: PP32,296
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Seaside/Salt 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 dry winter mulch in colder zones.