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Red Penstemon
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Red Penstemon

Draws Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Tubular, crimson-red blooms are a beacon to hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers in profusion from June to September. This native perennial grows 16-18 in. tall and is deer and drought resistant. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
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  • Botanical Name: Penstemon X MEXICALI 'SUNBURST RUBY'
  • Height: 16 - 18 inches
  • Spacing: 16 - 18 inches
  • Depth: Plant so the crown(where the roots meet) is one inch below soil level.
  • Spread: 16 - 18 inches
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: Crimson-red with a white throat.
  • Foliage: Narrow, glossy dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid to late Summer.
  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: Funnel or tubular-shaped flowers on terminal racemes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: After flowering, remove spent flower stems to ensure repeat blooming. Allow the foliage to die back.
  • Comments: Great new perennial strain developed from a cross between a Mexican and a United States species. This compact growing penstemon is quite durable, has handled Winter temperatures as low as -13 degrees F., and does not seem to suffer in the summer heat and humidity. Because of its low-maintenance and compact-growth habit, it is a good choice for container gardening.

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