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 CharacteristicsPenstemon attract hummingbirds. They are heat tolerant plants.
CareGrow in full sun and well-drained soil.
ProblemsPenstemon are fairly trouble-free, but powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight can occur. Slugs and snails may damage new growth.
- Genus : Penstemon
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 9
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
- Uses : Containers
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Flower Color : Red, White
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest