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Rock Penstemon

Rock Penstemon

Regular price $21.50 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: red or orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Rock Penstemon, scientifically known as Penstemon baccharifolius, is a vibrant perennial native to Texas and northern Mexico. It is particularly valued for its striking red or orange-red tubular flowers that bloom prolifically from late spring through summer, attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. This species is part of the large Penstemon genus, which is known for its diverse and colorful flowers, making it a favorite among gardeners looking to add bright splashes of color to their landscapes.

Growing to about 1 to 3 feet tall and spreading 1 to 2 feet wide, Rock Penstemon forms a bushy, upright clump of lance-shaped, green leaves. The plant is well-suited for rock gardens, borders, and wildflower meadows, where its drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements make it a valuable addition.

Adapted to full sun, Rock Penstemon thrives in well-draining soil and is particularly drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and water-wise gardening. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and rocky soils, as long as they are well-drained.

In landscaping, Rock Penstemon is often used for its ornamental appeal and ability to attract pollinators. It can serve as an attractive addition to mixed borders, provide vibrant color in rock gardens, or be used in mass plantings for a dramatic effect. Its resistance to deer and other pests further enhances its value in the garden.

Overall, Rock Penstemon is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant perennial that adds beauty, color, and ecological benefits to sunny garden areas. Its adaptability to various growing conditions and long blooming season make it a popular choice for gardeners seeking to create visually engaging and sustainable landscapes.

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