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Penstemon cardinalis
cardinal penstemon

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Penstemon cardinalis or cardinal penstemon- has tall flower spikes, to 30″,  that are loaded with ruby red flowers. Flowers later in the year May, June, and July. An easy one to grow it handles full sun to part shade and a some extra water or fairly drought tolerant too. When established, for best results, it should get a good monthly watering. A great one for meadow gardens or perennial borders and hummingbirds too!

 

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Penstemon cardinalis

Common Name

cardinal penstemon

Origin

Non-native, non-invasive

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

2-1/2' tall × 1-1/2' wide

Flower Color

Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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