PlantsPenstemonsPenstemon Riding Hood Red

Trade name information:
Series: Riding Hood
Trade Name: Red
Cultivar name: 'Riding Hood Red'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
Red Riding Hood

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Coral-red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP18950

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-05-26A new bloom of the Red Riding Hood n my pollinator garden happily
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-05-29Standing proud after a rainstorm in my pollinator garden in Thoma
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Location: Gardnerville, NevadaDate: 2018-06-03
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Location: KALAMA WA
By Joy
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-05-30
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-05-17
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2016-06-02
By stilldew
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Location: KALAMA WA
By Joy
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2014-06-07
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, IDDate: 6-29-14
By Natalie
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2014-07-13Too much pink showing in flower.  Taken in the evening in the sha
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2014-07-24
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2014-07-24
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2015-05-17
By Calif_Sue
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-05
By pinkiris
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-08-13
By Joy
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Comments:
Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 24, 2014 6:02 PM

I purchased this plant from Lowe's four years ago. It has been very prolific for me. The plant itself got huge and I had to thin it out several times. It blooms in spring and will bloom two more times until fall if I keep up on removing the spent blooms. Other than dead heading, I find it requires no special care.

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