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Rock Candy™ Ruby Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus 'Novapenrub' PP #27,820

Pronunciation: PEN-stem-on Bar-BAY-tus
SKU #31346
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A tidy, compact clump of green foliage topped by upright spikes full of deep pink, bell-shaped flowers that will provide mouth-watering color in the landscape or a container. Blooms heavily in late spring, reblooming in late summer if lightly trimmed after the first flush. Heat and drought tolerant. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Edging
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Switch Grass (Panicum); Catmint (Nepeta); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable to a wide range of soils, including clay. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed lightly during growing season. Lightly prune spent flowers to encourage repeat bloom in late summer. Hardy to zone 5b with protection from harsh winter extremes.

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