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Red Riding Hood Beardtongue

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood' PP #18,950

SKU
09474
Beautiful, bright red, hooded flowers on tall, upright stems cover the dense thicket of glossy deep green foliage. A hummingbird favorite. A prolific flowering variety that will provide long-lasting color for perennial beds and borders, rock gardens, and patio containers. Great for cut flower displays. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-stem-on
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 to 32 in. tall, 12 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Sedum (Sedum)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates moderate drought. Feed lightly during growing season. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom. Cut back after first frost. Mulch to protect in cold winter zones.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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