Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Jingle Bells, Iron Maiden)
80 seeds $3.50
Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' is one of the best flowers for attracting hummingbirds. It's also one of the easiest penstemons to grow from seed. It may bloom the first year if started early indoors.
This easy-to-grow penstemon is less fussy than most species, and it self-sows lightly. Give it well-drained soil in full sun.
Also known as Penstemon barbatus ssp. coccineus 'Jingle Bells, 'Iron Maiden', Scarlet Beardtongue, Beard Tongue, and Scarlet Bugler. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 36" spacing 18"
Sowing Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' Seeds
Start penstemon seeds indoors in late winter. Sow on the surface or barely cover the seeds with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun.