This New Mexico/Texas native offers the garden spikes of dangling, rich red flowers in midsummer that attract hummingbirds. Grow in a border, rock garden, or cottage garden. It appreciates a moist but well-drained soil, but can also take more xeric habitats.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsAttracts hummingbirds. U.S. native.
CareFull sun or just a little shade and moist, well-drained soil. Can take high heat and dry conditions.
PropagationStart from seed.
- Genus : Penstemon
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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