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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Penstemon schmidel cv. Red Riding Hood
Common Name: Beard-Tongue
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: June to August
Height: 18-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought
Flower Color: Red
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Native North American wildflower
  • Continuously blooming
  • Tidy habit
  • Plant in mass in garden
  • borders
  • along walkways or in containers
  • Cut flowers
  • Spikes of red tubular flowers
  • Upright spreading
  • Leave up for winter interest
  • Clean up in early spring
  • Propagate by division
Potential Pests: none