Penstemon Phoenix™ Red

Penstemon Phoenix™ Red

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Syngenta Flowers
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(Penstemon Phoenix™ Red)
PEN-steh-mon
Genus:  Penstemon
This penstemon cultivar has huge red flowers with white throats on upright spikes. The plants bloom all summer, even more so when given a weekly dose of liquid fertilizer. Hardy in Zones 9 and above, Phoenix™ Red is usually grown as an annual.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Penstemon attract hummingbirds. They are heat tolerant plants.
Care:  Grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
Propagation:   
Problems:  Penstemon are fairly trouble-free, but powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight can occur. Slugs and snails may damage new growth.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Red Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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