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 CharacteristicsAttracts bees and hummingbirds.
CareEasy to grow in well-drained soil and sun. Deadheading may prolong flowering.
PropagationTake softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Divide in spring.
ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.
- Genus : Penstemon
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest