WINDWALKER® garnet penstemon

Penstemon 'PWIN02S' (Mexicali hybrid)

WINDWALKER garnet penstemon, Penstemon x mexicali \'PWIN02S\', Plant Select
Unique ruby-red or garnet-colored tubular flowers with striped throats bloom nearly all summer long above narrow, glossy green leaves, forming attractive mounds. This selection is a hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons developed by Kelly Grummons in Colorado. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Deadhead in order to prolong bloom. Seedlings are often not true to variety color, so pull (if desired). Thrives in disturbed soils - aerate surrounding soil with push aerator or spading fork from time to time.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 14-18 inches
Width 12-14 inches
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Purple
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4b-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2014
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesireable seedlings.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft