Penstemon 'Garnet'

Penstemon 'Garnet'

Photo/Illustration: 
Thomas E. Eltzroth
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(Penstemon 'Garnet')
PEN-steh-mon
Synonyms:  P. 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'
Genus:  Penstemon
This plant is a bushy, vigorous perennial with smooth, narrow, dark green leaves and small, tubular, deep wine-red flowers borne in erect spikes, from early summer to late autumn.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Attracts bees and hummingbirds.
Care:  Easy to grow in well-drained soil and sun. Deadheading may prolong flowering.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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