This penstemon will liven up your spring garden with tall stems of vivid, coral-red flowers. Stems can reach 5’ tall from a base of grey-green foliage. Watering will prolong the bloom time. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Songbirds will relish the seed. Plant with other penstemon of varying heights to create a layered look. Grows best in full sun and sandy soils.
Vivid, coral red flowers bloom on long stems in early spring
Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, hawkmoths and honeybees
The seeds are a food source for songbirds
This penstemon is relatively rare in the U.S.
Deer and rabbit resistant
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Coral Penstemon occurs at elevations of 3500-5500 feet, in the rocky canyons and washes of Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.
Flowering may start by mid-March, and often can be extended into June, by keeping it watered. Remove old flower stalks after blooming.