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Penstemon digitalis Mystica

Smooth Penstemon, Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 28" (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Numerous white flower heads with lavender shading are more clustered than spiked. A very becoming complement to the deep purple silver foliage and stems. Penstemon Mystica leaves will turn to brilliant red in fall and persist into early winter.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • 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: PEMY