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Penstemon baccharifolius

Penstemon baccharifolius
rock penstemon, cut-leaf beardtongue
Common name rock penstemon, cut-leaf beardtongue
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Drought-tolerant shrubby perennial endemic to west central Texas. Cherry-red tubular flowers with white markings in summer are offset by dark-green toothed leaves. Attracts hummingbirds. Does not like wet winter soil. Ours started blooming in early May.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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