is one of our most spectacular natives. The Scarlet Bugler blooms
from April to June. Penstemon centranthifolius tolerates a wide
variety of soil types from sandy stream bank to heavy clay. The
common denominator is that it needs to dry out in the Summer.
Excessive mulch can hold in the moisture too long. Penstemon
centranthifolius is a great plant for the hummingbird
garden. The Scarlet Bugler has foliage up to a foot tall and
flower spikes up to 3 feet. Plants are hardy down to 0° F and likely
High resolution photos of Penstemon centranthifolius are part of our garden image collection.