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Scrophularia macrantha

Redbirds in a Tree

Red Birds in a Tree is a rare wildflower from the southern mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. It blooms all summer with spires of small red, white lipped flowers that resemble a flock of red birds perched on a tree branch.

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Plant - 2.5" deep pot
 
Scrophularia macrantha with hummingbird
Scrophularia macrantha with hummingbird

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Additional Information
SKU 92750
Common Name Redbirds in a Tree
Botanical Name Scrophularia macrantha
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Compost Enriched Garden Loam
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Coastal California, Hot Desert, USA
Details
1998 Green Thumb Award Winner + 2008 Plant Select Winner. 36-48" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Cookes Peak's pine-covered summit rises to over 8,400 feet, towering over the desert near Deming, NM. Looking south you see the panorama of Mexico and its vast expanse of the Chihuahuan desert. From Scrophularia's high altitude habitat of over 7,200 ft. on this mountain's slopes, Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens collected the seed our stock plants were grown from. Scrophularia, a very rare Penstemon relative, is a garden treasure blooming from early summer through fall with long wands of white lipped, cherry-red flowers. The dark green angular foliage is also quite handsome. The plant has a tall, informal habit and will lean over and intertwine with tall neighboring plants for support. Plant it next to Pitcher's Sage or 'Blue Fortune' Hyssop for this very reason. Very popular with the hummingbirds, too!
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Wonderful little cardinal plant!!!!

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    Comments about Scrophularia macrantha:

    7 years ago, I bought this plant on a whim, fascinated with the name. It was better than the description, having little red flowers that resemble red cardinals with yellow beaks. What a great plant!! I grew it in New Mexico, just north of Rowe, NM. Now, I'm trying it 'deep in the heart of Texas'. I have confidence that it will be just fine...... stay posted.

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