Penstemon x ‘Garnet’

Garnet Penstemon
Garnet Penstemon
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 1-2′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing evergreen perennial to 1-2 tall and wide. This long-time garden favorite features narrow, lance-shaped dark-green foliage, and is prized for its eye-catching display of trumpet-shaped, garnet-red flowers with red-striped 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: 7A-9B
Sunset Zone: 6-9, 14-24

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