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Penstemon schmidel ‘Marble Riding Hood’
Penstemon schmidel ‘Marble Riding Hood’
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Penstemon schmidel ‘Marble Riding Hood’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.405.320

Beard-tongues are native North American wildflowers, available in a surprising range of colours, heights and textures. This hybrid selection forms a low clump of thick, glossy green foliage, with upright spikes of silvery-pînk trumpet flowers rising above in late spring/early summer. Attractive in the border, containers and useful for cutting. Long blooming. An excellent low-maintenance perennial, especially for hot, dry sites. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. The ‘Riding Hood’ Series of Beard-tongue was bred to provide winter-hardy plants offering a longer flowering period and numerous, showy flowers. USPP#23098: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Penstemon schmidel ‘Marble Riding Hood’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate