RED ROCKS® penstemon

Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S'

Penstemon Red Rocks, Plant Select
Durable hybrid penstemon selected from crosses made by Bruce Meyers between Mexican and American wild penstemons. Narrow, dark green leaves form an attractive mound. RED ROCKS® sports a constant succession of bright rose flowers all summer. It thrives in a range of sites and soils. 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 June to August
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Partial 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 1999
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