Climbing penstemon. A woody climber that when given the right setting, can reach 6’ high and 10’ across. Often found climbing through tall chaparral shrubs such as Ceanothus or Rhamnus, it produces a profusion of bright red-orange flowers that attract hummingbirds once the flowering branch tips reach sunlight. Plants flower once in spring and again in summer, and are quite durable once established, requiring only occasional summer water. Plant in full sun to light shade. Hardy to 10F. California.