Penstemon gloxinioides 'Belle of Dawn' TM

Common Name:
Garden penstemon
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Plantaginaceae (formerly in Scrophulariaceae)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-4 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Purplish red
Full sun
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This Suncrest penstemon selection shares the same complicated genetics with the other similar popular garden penstemons. Generous spikes of wide rosy red-purple flowers with white throats will appear in repeated waves from late spring to fall. Best in sun, in reasonably well drained soil with moderate watering.