Carolyn's Hope pink penstemon
Penstemon x mexicali 'Carolyn's Hope'
Cheerful pink, white-throated tubular flowers and dark pink buds above narrow, glossy green are attractive nearly all summer long. This hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons was developed in Colorado to raise funds to support breast cancer research at University of Colorado Cancer Center. 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.
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Moderate to dry|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 4b-8|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|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|