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Penstemon
(sold as Scarlet Queen)

Family: Plantaginaceae

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 1.75 feet

Flower

red, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar, seeds

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape use: deer resistant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil types: well drained, wide range

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F

Water: dry, moderate