Red Birds in a Tree

Scrophularia macrantha

Introduced in 1996 by High Country Gardens, this rare penstemon cousin has showy crimson tubular flowers which are produced in generous sprays above rich green serrated foliage. This southwestern uplands wildflower has shown great adaptability in gardens. Perennial. Xeriscape. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Cut the stems back to about 4-6" in midspring when new growth is emerging. Mulch them with gravel or coarse mulch to keep the roots cool and to conserve moisture. Deadhead early to increase vigor and preempt seed set. Avoid wet winter conditions.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 30-36 inches
Width 18-20 inches
Flowering Season June to frost
Flower Color Red
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2008
Annual Commercial Maintenance Prune back/shear to ground in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. Can be long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 8150 ft

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