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Penstemon barbatus 'Coral Baby'


Penstemon barbatus 'Coral Baby' has glowing, intense, coral-pink, tubular flowers continuously from mid spring until frost on long-lived plants!

Penstemon barbatus is a strong species known as southwestern Penstemon. It has good overwintering success in coastal BC and cold climates unlike many hybrid beard tongues. 'Coral Baby' is a special selection with glowing, intense, coral-pink, tubular flowers produced continuously from mid spring until frost! The hummers will be drunk with their appreciation as will the bees and butterflies. Bright green foliage sets off the flowers. Full sun and well-drained soil.

Common Name: Beard Tongue

Family: Plantaginaceae (The Plantain Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Upland, Mountain. Roadsides and in other open, sunny, disturbed areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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