Red n' Pretty® Genetian Beardtongue
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PEN-stem-on jen-shee-uh-NOY-deez|
|Lore||Penstemon gentianoides, a North and Central American native, is known to be a medicinal plant in Mexico used by indigenous people for their anti-inflammatory effects and to also reduce rheumatic pains.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 12 to 24 in. tall and 24 - 36 in. wide; flower spikes to 36 inches tall.|
|Bloom Time||Red flowers early summer to fall.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
Performs well in moderately fertile, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Shear spent blooms to encourage repeat bloom. Cut back in spring - the foliage provides winter protection.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10