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Penstemon 'Ruby'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive jamie68 On Jul 11, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This really is an easy, pretty, low-maintenance plant! Lovely soft red flowers....not a strong, hard to use red. Very heavy bloomer, and for a long time as well. Can get a bit floppy if fertilized...they really don't need it. Dead-heading prolongs bloom.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dallas, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Vancouver, Washington



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