Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
24 - 30 in. tall, 18 - 24 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Long Bloom Season
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:24 - 30 in. tall, 18 - 24 in. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established. Shear mid- to late summer to allow a new flush of flowers into fall. Divide spring or fall when needed.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
The Riding Hood series of improved Penstemon varieties comes from a planned breeding program conducted by Remy Lubbe of Molter BV in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. This selection was made in 2002 from the progeny of a controlled cross-pollination of two unnamed selections of Penstemon schmidel during the spring of 2001. It was chosen for its distinctive upright and relatively compact plant habit, free flowering habit, bright red flowers arranged on strong flowering stems and good garden performance.