Gardening tips and more from KIRO Radio's Ciscoe Morris
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Plant of the Week: Penstemon Riding Hood Delft Blue

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"If you like plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, you'll love Penstemon Riding Hood Delft Blue. Spiky stems are resplendent with lavender-blue tubular flowers from late spring through summer. Hardy as a rock, cut it back to new foliage every spring for a summer full of flowers that drive hummers mad with desire." - Ciscoe Morris

Key feature: Attracts hummingbirds

Plant type: Perennial

Light needs: Full sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Water needs: Once established, only needs occasional watering

Average landscape size: 17-19 in. tall, 20-24 in. wide

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