Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet Bugler with an inset from along I-5 north of Santa Clarita.
Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet Bugler plant.
Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet Bugler with hummingbird
Penstemon centranthifolius with Costa's Hummingbird looking over old flowers
Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet burglar, grows in dry hot areas in California in clay of decomposed granite soil
Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet burglar has 3 feet tall flower spikes and gray foliage.
Penstemon centranthifolius, Scarlet Bugler with its red flowers.
Penstemon centranthifolius Is an one to two foot perennial with a 2-4' spike of one to two inch red flowers in April-July. Native to dry slopes in the coast ranges and Southern Sierras up to 6500'. Give this Penstemon full sun.
Very drought tolerant. Excellent in rock gardens. Cold tolerant to -15 deg. or less. Needs good drainage with very little organic matter. Heavily used by Hummingbirds.
This is native on the Santa margarita nursery site. It is also all around the top of Tejon pass, down on the Mexican border it is overlooking Tijuana. With its gray waxy leaves and hot red flowers it is a little hard to miss. The flower spike is big and stiff so as to be made for flower bouquets. This species is pollinated predominantly by hummingbirds, but sometimes youll find a butterfly parked in one of the flowers. Click here for more about California Penstemons.
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler tolerates clay.
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler is great for a bird garden.
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler's foliage color is gray and type is deciduous.
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler's flower color is red.
Communities for Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler:Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.