Cherry Red Hottie Penstemon

Penstemon x 'Cherry Red Hottie'

Elegant bloom stalks displaying masses of bright cherry-red tubular flowers throughout summer, continuing into fall in mild climates. A drought tolerant perennial, native to the mountains of the desert southwest. A great plant for perennial borders, rock gardens and cut flower displays. Blooms will entice hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollenizers to visit.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-stem-on
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3-4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Thrives in lean to average soil. Good drainage is essential. Drought tolerant when established; water deeply but infrequently after first growing season. One or two light waterings may prevent dormancy in late summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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