WINDWALKER® garnet penstemon
Penstemon x mexicali 'PWIN02S'
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.
|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|