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Penstemon Phoenix™ Red

Penstemon Phoenix™ Red Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Syngenta Flowers


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.


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,Perennials

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