Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'
- Crimson flowers all summer
- Terrific for hummingbird gardens
- Drought tolerant once established
Penstemon 'Red Riding Hood' is a great variety with excellent branching and a compact habit making it a perfect choice for containers. In the summer an abundance of watermelon-red flowers are produced that hummingbirds love. U.S. native.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Good Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade in well-drained, fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Deadhead after blooming. In cold climates, mulch for the winter.