Carillo Rose Beardtongue

Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Rose'

Item 081641


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

From a new, exceptionally long-flowering, heat and drought tolerant series, this wonderfully compact variety is one of best we've seen. Upright plants with glossy foliage require little care and reliably burst into bloom in late spring to early summer, providing a season-long show. Excellent for containers, as an edging plant, or at the front of borders.

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Average Landscape Size
Upright growth to 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Rose'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Mounding ,   Compact
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Late spring to fall.
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: Evoking the North American prairie, this compact and colorful penstemon stands out in mass plantings, especially in meadows and naturalized gardens, but is equally at home at the front of a perennial border, or in more formal bedding style gardening. A mainstay of the hummingbird and butterfly garden.

Provide well drained, moderately fertile soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid overly wet winter conditions. Shear spent blooms to promote re-bloom. Cut back to the ground at season-end.

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