Cherry Glow Beardtongue

Penstemon x 'Cherry Glow'

Elegant bloom spikes are over three feet tall, displaying masses of bright red flowers throughout summer, continuing into fall in mild climates. Burgundy red stems emphasize the brighter hue of the blossoms, which have a muted white interior. A great plant for perennial borders, rock gardens and cut flower displays.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-stem-on
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeCherry-red flowers, late spring to late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Provide a lean and well drained soil. After planting, requires little to no fertilization; heavy feeding may result in floppy bloom spikes. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Cut back spent flower stems to encourage a more spectacular repeat bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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