Red Riding Hood Penstemon

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AM014953
'Red Riding Hood' Penstemon has bold, cherry-red spikes that form on compact, upright foliage and act as a magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies. This easy-to-grow perennial makes a unique, vibrant statement in the garden and is lovely when cut for bouquets. Drought-tolerant. (Penstemon) PP#18950
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM014953

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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Plant Information

There are over 250 Penstemon species, mostly native to our western states and Mexico. Their flowers range from blue to white to red, with several bi-colors. The common name, Bearded Tongue may surprise wildflower gardeners, since many of the the wild Penstemons are called Beard Tongue. But according to Allan Armitage and other perennial experts, Bearded Tongue is the correct common name for the perennials.

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SKUAM014953
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Red Riding Hood Beardtongue PP#18950
Botanical Name
Penstemon Red Riding Hood PP#18950
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early Summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Thick glossy green lance shaped foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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