Scrophularia macrantha has curious, bird-like, bright red, tubular flowers that bloom from early summer to frost.
Scrophularia macrantha is a Penstemon relative whose common name is redbirds-in-a-tree. This interesting sub-shrub blooms from early summer until frost with curious, bright red, tubular flowers with white lips that look like little red birds resting in a tree. Great for hummingbirds and bees. Hardy to zone 5 and drought tolerant once established. Plant in well-drained soils.
Common Name: Redbirds-in-a-Tree
Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Southern mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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