scrophularia-macrantha

Red Birds in a Tree

Scrophularia macrantha

Plant Images

Scrophularia macranthaScrophularia macrantha

Plant Attributes

36”

18”

Moderate to dry

USDA zones 4-9 (up to 8,000′)

Sandy soil, clay or loam

2008

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red

Southern USA

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Description

Introduced in 1996 by High Country Gardens, this rare penstemon cousin has showy crimson tubular flowers which are produced in generous sprays above rich green serrated foliage. This southwestern uplands wildflower has shown great adaptability in gardens. Perennial.

Additional Resources

Red Birds in a Tree: a Feast for the Eyes (and the Birds)