Red Rocks® Penstemon

Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S'

Pronunciation: PEN-stem-on x meks-ih-KAL-ee
SKU #02947
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Tall, showy spikes of bright rose-red flowers rise above mounded dark green foliage throughout summer. This adaptable native hybrid thrives in a wide range of soils and conditions. Makes a colorful impact in sunny borders, meadows and naturalized gardens. A Plant Select® winner. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer through fall
Mature Size Foliage reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; blooms reach 3 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Redbud (Cercis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Sedum (Sedum); Salvia (Salvia); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Catmint (Nepeta)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat bloom. Cut back old foliage in spring before new growth emerges.
HISTORY
Lore A 1999 Plant Select® award recipient, selected for outstanding garden performance throughout the high plains and inter-mountain areas of the Rocky Mountain region. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape. Penstemon has showy, nectar-rich flowers that are adored by hummingbirds.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.