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Red Rocks® Penstemon

Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S'
SKU: HC014674
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Penstemon x mexicali Red Rocks® (Beardtongue) is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large rose-pink flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage. A 1999 Plant Select® winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon x mexicali 'P008S'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer


This lovely hybrid Penstemon was developed by Bruce Meters, 'Red Rocks' is named after Denver's famous amphitheater which was carved out of the spectacular red sandstone cliffs in the foothills west of the city. This hybrid has glossy, narrow foliage and tall spikes of stunning rose-pink and white flowers. This is a vigorous grower that performs best in moderately fertile, but well-drained soils. Though xeric, Penstemon Red Rocks will flower most vigorously with regular watering. Cut back just above ground-level in mid-spring. Deadhead to extend blooming. 1999 Plant Select Winner 18" tall x 15" wide (cutting propagated).
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