Penstemon x ‘Firebird’

Firebird Penstemon
Firebird Penstemon
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full Coastal Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-10

Moderate-growing evergreen perennial to 2-3’ tall and wide. This especially floriferous and vigorous-growing variety features lance-shaped dark-green foliage on brownish-red stems, and is prized for its eye-catching display of trumpet-shaped, deep-red flowers with red, pink and white throat markings. Blooms rise above the attractive foliage intermittently from late-spring to fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms nearly year-round in coastal gardens, and removing the old blooms as they expire will help promote re-blooming. Well-suited in cottage gardens, woodland settings, beds, borders and edgings, and makes a great container specimen. This species requires a well-drained soil to thrive, and while it can survive relatively dry conditions in coastal climates, it prefers regular watering in warmer areas. Tolerates a full sun exposure in coastal gardens, and prefers partial sun to partial shade elsewhere.

USDA Zone: 7-10
Sunset Zone: 6-9, 14-24

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