Rock Candy® Ruby Penstemon

Size
Penstemon barbatus ‘Novapenrub’ Ruby PP#27,820 CPBR#: EU PBRAF
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5b to 8b
Add lots of flowers to the front of the flower bed, lining walkways, or in containers. Rock Candy® Ruby is tough but sweet, with ruby-rose, bell-shaped flowers held in compact flower spikes against upright clumps of green foliage.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 11 to 13 inches tall, 11 to 12 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright - Compact
Features:   Sun Loving, Pollenizer
Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Attracts:   Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Pollinator Garden, Rock
Flower features:    Long Flowering, Showy Flowers
Ruby red, bell shaped that bloom in spring through fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Rock Garden
, Border, Container, Mass Planting
Rock Candy® Ruby Penstemon is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 11 to 13 inches tall, 11 to 12 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Low   Waterwise
Soil Types:      Tolerates dry soil   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Use a general purpose fertilizer as indicated by a soil test and package instructions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5b to 8b

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