Our privacy policy has been updated. You will find more information about the measures, the personal data, the reasons and the way in which we process your personal data in our privacy statement.

myGarden.org

Beard-Tongue 'Carillo Red'

Penstemon x mexicale Carillo Red

Photo: Beard-Tongue 'Carillo Red'

General description

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter. - See more at: http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PECA.html#sthash.kBQ8rMKW.dpuf

Plant requirements

Type: Perennials Height: 8-10" Width 10" (Plant 12-16" apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer 
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny 
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal 
Flower / Accent: Red / Red 
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep    - See more at: http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PECA.html#sthash.kBQ8rMKW.dpuf

Maintenance

Pinching back taller varieties when about 12" will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. To promote reblooming, shear off spent blooms. Cut back to the ground at season-end. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones. - See more at: http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PECA.html#sthash.kBQ8rMKW.dpuf

Practical use

Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Hot Dry Site Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Edgers
For a Sunny Spot
Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
OK in Containers
- See more at: http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PECA.html#sthash.kBQ8rMKW.dpuf

Properties

Height
8 - 10 cm
Color
Sunlight
Full sun
Hardiness
Hardy