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Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'


Common name beardtongue
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers pink-red (summer-fall)
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil, drought-tolerant

Substantial bluish-green strappy leaves, deep-pink tubular flowers that reportedly bloom over a long period. The species name seems to be only known to the nursery trade; it doesn't appear in my taxonomic references.

Penstemon schmidel 'Red Riding Hood'
Tidy rosette

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

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