SUNBURST RUBY BEARDTONGUE Penstemon
In our opinion, this is one of the most stunning Penstemon, with huge vibrant red flowers, and a contrasting white throut. The flowers keep on coming, throughout the season, from early summer onwards. This is an excellent perennial for adding vibrant color, on easy to grow plants. Flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, supplying valuable nectar for them to eat! Plant reach 30" tall, and are fully hardy to zone 4 and above.
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.