Penstemon 'Garnet' (Beard Tongue) - This plant, often considered a Penstemon campanulatus hybrid, is one of the longest living Penstemon hybrids in our garden. It is an evergreen perennial or sub-shrub with a spreading form to 2 feet tall with slender stems clothed with narrow lance-shaped dark green leaves. The trumpet-shaped garnet-red flowers with red-striped throats are in held on dense spikes that arch outward from the center of the plant from late spring until fall and often appear year-round in coastal gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden. Plant in full sun along the coast and provide some light shade inland. Tolerates and even thrives in poor soils and alkaline conditions but requires relatively good drainage.
From SUN LOVING - WATER WISE