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Penstemon Quartz® Red

Scientific Name : Penstemon hybrida
Common Name : Beard Tongue
Hardiness Zone : 6a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Heat Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 20 - 24" (51 - 61cm)
Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Flowers rebloom throughout the season on a sturdy, upright habit.
Idea & Tips : Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, although will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
Grower InformationReblooms throughout the season for high-impact color.
  • Sturdy, upright habit.
  • Good basal branching.

Vivid orange/red addition to the series is very heat tolerant and long flowering.
'Balquared'
Protection InformationEU PBRAF; PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Moderate to high for first 24 hours, then reduce to low
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Recommended.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C).
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 70°F (13 to 21°C) Days: 60 to 80°F (15 to 27°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Yes
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Spider mites
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 21-23 wks Rooted: 14-16 wks
      Bloom Months:
      July to August

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