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Penstemon ‘Garnet’

Penstemon 'Garnet'

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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
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