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Penstemon × mexicali ‘Carillo Red’
Penstemon × mexicali ‘Carillo Red’
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Penstemon × mexicali ‘Carillo Red’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.404.980

This hybrid combines the best traits of the Mexican and American species. They are reliable and flower the first year, forming upright, well-branched plants with shiny, dark green leaves. Tubular, red flowers appear late spring and bloom over a long period. Compact. Excellent cut flower and attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Heat and drought tolerant. Avoid wet winter conditions. Award winner.

Further details for
Penstemon × mexicali ‘Carillo Red’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate