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Penstemon barbatus (Scarlet Bugler)

Penstemon barbatus
Beardlip Penstemon, Scarlet Beardtongue, Beard Tongue 'Coccineus', BeardTongue 'Coccineus', Penstemon 'Coccineus'

Common in the mountains of the Southwest, this perennial blooms all summer with red tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds. The stems have slender gray-green leaves up to 5 inches long. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide excellent drainage. It can reseed in the landscape.

Plant Type Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 4' (ft)
Spread 9" - 12" (in)
Spacing 12" (in)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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