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Penstemon barbatus 'Purple Riding Hood'
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- Dark violet-purple flowers
- Blooms all summer
- A favorite of hummingbirds
Hardiness Zone:4 - 8
Penstemons are very drought tolerant perennials that are easy to grow and are rarely bothered by insects or diseases. Plant them in full sun and watch as hummingbirds feast on their delicious nectar.
Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips
Penstemons should be grown in full sun and very well-drained soil to avoid root rot. Soil fertility need only be average, but a light mulch in winter is recommended. Use Penstemons in the border, for naturalizing, and for cut flowers.
Penstemon barbatus 'Purple Riding Hood' Characteristics
- Drought Tolerant
- Mass Plant
- Salt Tolerant
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Soil Moisture Needs