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Penstemon x 'Ruby Candle'

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Penstemon x 'Ruby Candle' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Pioneer Gardens, Inc.

More About Penstemon x 'Ruby Candle'

  • Wine-red, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Flowers form a dense spike
  • Lance-shaped, medium-green leaves
  • Drought tolerant
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm

Interesting Notes:

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Magenta

Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, showy perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border. 

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Penstemon x 'Ruby Candle' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green