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Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue

Proven Winners

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$26.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 Feet
  • Mature Spread 1 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Filler In Containers 

The Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue, or Penstemon barbatus, is a hardy plant that boasts lovely flowers during the spring and summer. The tubular, bell-shaped blooms grow along short flower spikes. Ruby red petals have white accents near the center, giving the blooms added depth. The flowers are offset by dark green, lance-shaped foliage. 

This perennial is a compact variety, making it a good pick for the front or middle of a mixed bed, along a border, or as a filler in a container. Create an impressive mass planting, and remember to trim some flower spikes to display in a vase. The Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue is both heat and drought tolerant, so this plant can handle intense summer weather or forgetful gardeners and still look amazing. The flowers support pollinators. Grow this Beardtongue in zones 5 through 8.

Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue Care

Plant the Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue in full sun and in sandy, well-drained soil. Give the plant one inch of water per week, especially when grown in a container. Beardtongue plants can handle dry conditions once established, but water during an extended dry spell to support continuous flower production. Beardtongue plants are not heavy feeders, and fertilizing is optional. Use a balanced, slow-release plant food in the spring to encourage abundant blooms.

Trim spent flowers to encourage more blooms. The Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue is an herbaceous perennial, so all growth will die back after the first frost and can be removed.

Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue Spacing

The Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue grows 12 inches tall and wide. Space plants 12 inches apart or feature three plants in a 12-inch wide container.

Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 Feet
Mature Spread: 1 Feet
Spacing: 1 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Ruby
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Rock Candy Ruby Beardtongue
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Penstemon barbatus
SKU:
PENRY

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.