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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Trade name information:
Series: Riding Hood
Trade Name: Red
Cultivar name: 'Riding Hood Red'
Common names
  • Penstemon
  • Pride of the Mountain
Also sold as:
  • Red Riding Hood

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Comments:
  • Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 24, 2014 6:02 PM concerning plant:
    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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