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Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'

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Sun to Part Shade
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Garden Height:
18-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
18-20 Inches
  • 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.


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