Spring Flowering Bulbs

Penstemon Dark Towers

Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 36" (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Patent: #20,013
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Taller than Husker's Red, with darker bronze leaves. Topped with masses of bell-shaped, two-toned pink flowers. Foliage maintains its burgundy color all season. Penstemon Dark Towers is beautiful interspersed in the border for dramatic foliage contrast.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attracrt butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care:

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12 tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3 -4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: PEDT