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24-36" tall x 15" wide. The Richfield form of Eaton's Beardtongue was selected for its overall vigor and flower production. It blooms in early to mid-spring blooming with tall spikes of brilliant red flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Tips for growing Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Penstemon are generally evergreen and have beautiful flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Most varieties are rabbit resistant.
*To keep penstemon that have finely textured or matted evergreen foliage looking their best, you'll want to 'deadhead" them. Shear off the fading flowering spikes just as the plant is going out of flower. Gently bunch the flower spikes together with one hand and cut them off at the point where they go down into the mat of foliage with your clipper in your other hand. Recommended for the following varieties: P. pinifolius types (‘Compactum', ‘Mersea Yellow', ‘Nearly Red', ‘Magdalena Sunshine' and ‘Tall Orange Mix'), as well as Penstemon linarioides v. coloradensis and Penstemon virens ('Blue Lips').
More in-depth guidance for growing Penstemon: Watch our video: How To Plant Penstemon or read articles: Growing Penstemon, Penstemon for the Waterwise Garden, David’s Favorite Plants: Pineleaf Beardtongue, The Beardtongue Family: Penstemania for Penstemon and The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers (Part 2).
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This plant is very hardy in an area that is dry and hot in the summer and can be extremely cold in winter. It adds color and keeps blooming during the summer. I hope...Read complete review
This plant is very hardy in an area that is dry and hot in the summer and can be extremely cold in winter. It adds color and keeps blooming during the summer. I hope that it will spread as it matures like most perennials. I'm thinking of getting another hopefully a different color.
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I grew this species in a gravel drain field next to the foundation of my house for several years. It seemed to thrive in this dry location. The crown of the plant eventually became...Read complete review
I grew this species in a gravel drain field next to the foundation of my house for several years. It seemed to thrive in this dry location. The crown of the plant eventually became brittle and I accidentally broke it off.
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from Auburn, CA
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Comments about High Country Gardens Penstemon eatonii Richfield Strain:
Planed in desert landscape (sand and pea gravel), growing very well, even with 55 inches of rainfall. Should bloom soon.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Saw this blooming in Arizona, early April. Ordered it and planted it in a raised sand bed. Hummers love it!
from Goodhue, Minnesota
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By Chris 1 -the Mom
from Carbondale IL
We have always had good luck with plants from HCG; however this past year 2016 was much to wet for this plant and it literally drowned. We will try again this year. Usually our Eatonii lasts for several years.
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By The rabbit
from Wolf Point
Big, healthy and colorful.
from Eastern Iowa
Ordered these for a newly established landscaping berm. They arrived healthy and made it through our long, dry summer with minimal care. They are very hardy and the blooms are outstanding and long lasting.
Nice tough plant
from Smith Valley, NV
I grow this mixed with cacti, agastache, salvia pachyphylla. Shortly after planting, it almost died because I was out of the area and couldn't water it. It recovered very well but hasn't grown a lot. It's a very tough, forgiving plant. Looking forward to some great blooms next year!
from Parker, CO
I'm sooo excited for the hummingbirds this plant will bring. I planted two last fall and they survived a rough winter. They look healthy and strong this spring.
By AZ girl
from high desert (3300') Arizona
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Can't wait until they bloom
By Windy Wyoming
I planted it according to the instructions and it grew during the summer. It did well during the winter and it grew fair amount. Can't wait until the blooms appear!
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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