Coral Baby penstemon

Penstemon barbatus 'Coral Baby'

Coral Baby penstemon sports bouquets of coral-pink flowers from May to July (and often well into fall). The upright spikes of flowers are beautiful in a dry border or rock garden. Coral Baby is a favorite of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, and will provide years of enjoyment. Selected by Kelly Grummons, Denver nurseryman and breeder specializing in xeric plants. Read the plant story here.

Tips from the pros: Undemanding if planted in full sun. Deadhead for the first two years to avoid seed set - will result in a stronger plant. After that, deadhead to encourage repeat blooming. Thrives in disturbed soils - aerate surrounding soil with push aerator or spading fork from time to time.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 16-20 inches
Width 12-14 inches
Flowering Season May - July
Flower Color Coral Pink
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-8
Soil Type Sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2015
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft