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Red Penstemon

Hardy, compact perennial

Red Penstemon

Hardy, compact perennial

  • Tolerates weather extremes
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Deer & drought resistant
  • Grow in containers, borders or naturalized areas
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Product Description
There's a lot to love about Red Penstemon. For starters, this native perennial flowers profusely from June to September with tubular, crimson-red blooms stealing the show in your sunny garden spots. It remains compact, reaching just 16-18 inches tall and can handle weather extremes like a champ—temps as low as -13 degrees F in the winter and not bothered at all by heat and humidity in the summer. Red Penstemon attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is resistant to deer.It's a great choice for borders, cut flowers, container gardening and naturalized areas.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height: 16 - 18 inches
  • Spacing: 16 - 18 inches
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Spread: 16 - 18 inches
  • Color:Crimson-red.
  • Foliage:Narrow and glossy dark green foliage.
  • Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained moist soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Removing spent flower stems will ensure a repeat blooming.
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flowers: Funnel or tubular shaped flowers on terminal racemes.
  • Size: Bareroot
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
3A-4B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
5A - 5B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
6A - 6B 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23 9/4/23 - 10/27/23
7A - 7B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
8A - 8B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
9A - 10B 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23 9/25/23 - 11/10/23
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023
Zones 3A - 6B: 10/23/2023
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/06/2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts
3A & 4B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
5A & 5B 9/12/23 - 10/28/23
6A & 6B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
7A & 7B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
8A & 8B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
9A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
10A & B 9/26/23 - 10/28/23
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 24, 2023

Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
3A - 3B 4/25/23 - 10/27/23 4/25/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/11/23 - 10/27/23 4/11/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/4/23 - 10/28/23 4/4/23 - 10/28/23
7B - 8B 3/7/23 - 10/27/23 3/7/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/23/23 -10/27/23 2/21/23 -10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/22/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
3A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
3A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 3A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
3A-4A 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 6/16/23 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 6/16/23 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 6/16/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/16/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/16/23 2/21/23 - 6/9/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/12/2023
8A-10B: 5/22/2023
3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
3A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
3A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/9/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 3A-7B: 6/5/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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