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Penstemon pinifolius Nearly Red

Penstemon pinifolius Nearly Red
No longer available this season.
An HCG Introduction. With its long, graceful, nearly-red tubular flowers, Penstemon pinifolius 'Nearly Red' really stands out against it's evergreen, needle-like foliage. Easily grown in average garden soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon pinifolius Nearly Red
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring through summer


18" tall x 12" wide (cutting propagated). "I was thrilled when I came across this distinctive form some years ago," said chief horticulturist David Salman. "With its long, graceful, nearly-red tubular flowers, it really stood out among its orange flowered neighbors." Penstemon pinifolius 'Nearly Red' also has nice evergreen, needle-like foliage. Shear off faded flower spikes to keep the plant's tidy shape. Commonly known as Nearly Red Pineleaf Beardtongue, it is summer blooming and a nice companion to hybrid French Lavender (x intermedia varieties) and yellow Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'. Easily grown in average garden soil.