- 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
|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
|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
|Scientific Name: Penstemon barbatus
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.
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Time of Order:
- 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.