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Penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'

Penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'

Common name beardtongue
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 3-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed Some germination occurs at room temperature with exposure to light.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly September

I was hoping for flowers in more of a red tone, based on the cultivar name, but these are cheerful enough. In their second year in the garden, they started blooming in the second week in June. The flowers are typical enough for beardtongues; the leaves are more longer and narrower than most, and are supposed to be nearly evergreen. Some sources say it will rebloom in October.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F with light (24%G, 9-14d)
  2. Seed for 'Pike's Peak White' from '14 trade. Baggy 35F (6w; 7%G, 5-6w) - 70F with light (20%G, 3-8d)

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