- Botanical Name:Penstemon barbatus ‘Coccineus’
- Height:16 – 18 inches
- Spacing:16 – 18 inches
- Depth:Plant so the crown(where the roots meet) is one inch below soil level.
- Spread:16 – 18 inches
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
- Flower Form:Funnel or tubular shaped flowers on terminal racemes.
- Soil Requirements:Well-drained moist soil.
- Growth Rate:Moderate growth rate.
- Pruning:Removing spent flower stems will ensure a repeat blooming.
- Foliage:Narrow and glossy dark green foliage.
- Comments:Bring color to your late winter, early spring garden or landscape before most flowers are willing to show themselves. They will enjoy a rest is the hot summer months and will spring back when the weather cools again in early fall, ready to give you a second burst of color. These sturdy, well-branched plants compliment spring flowering bulbs beautifully and are very attractive planted with garden mums in the fall. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Tubular, crimson-red blooms are a beacon to hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers in profusion from June to September. This native perennial grows 16-18 in. tall and is deer and drought resistant. Prefers full sun to partial shade.