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Penstemon Phoenix™ Red

Penstemon Phoenix™ Red

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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

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