Bridges' penstemon

Penstemon rostriflorus

Bridges Penstemon, penstemon rostriflorus, Plant Select
Dark evergreen foliage covered with a constant succession of scarlet trumpet flowers through the hot summer months. Long lived and durable under a wide range of climatic conditions. Little known Southwestern native wildflower. Perennial. Xeriscape. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: May reseed some. Deadhead for the first two years to avoid seed set - will result in a stronger plant. After that, deadhead to encourage repeat blooming and to avoid seedlings. Thrives in disturbed soils - aerate surrounding soil with push aerator or spading fork from time to time.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 24-36 inches
Width 24-36 inches
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Red
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
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 2006