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Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'

#PP18950

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Growing Colors™

More About Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood' (PP18950)

  • Thick, glossy, dark green foliage
  • Upright spikes of red, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Continuous bloomer with a compact, tidy habit
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to early fall

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

5

Height:

60-75 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Red
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Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood' (PP18950) 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
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Rebloomer
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Dwarf
Compact

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging