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.
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Carillo Red is a strong Red on a showy and presentable plant. As this colour is not so common in perennials, the Penstemon x mexicali is a wonderful addition to the whole retail range. When not yet flowering , the shiny deep green foliage on the bushy plants is attractive and holds promise for later flower power.
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Penstemon plants are herbaceous perennials that feature lance-shaped foliage and spikes of tubular flowers. Flower colors include pink, red, white, purple, or rarely yellow. The nickname of bearded tongue refers to the pollen-free stamen that protrudes from the flower, resembling a bearded iris in this aspect.
Carillo Red Beard Tongue is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season.