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Penstemon Cha Cha™ Lavender

Cha Cha™ Series

Beardtongue

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PECL

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Snapdragon-like flowers flash bright lavender-purple trumpets with white throats. Once it establishes, the foliage becomes quite dense – virtually maintenance free. From the Cha Cha™ Series, truly as flirtatious as a Cha Cha dance move, large outward-facing blooms sashay up straight stems. Extremely long blooming!

Penstemon Cha Cha™ Lavender is a versatile perennial that tolerates a wide range of garden conditions. Prolific snapdragon-like flowers highlight the deep-green, fine, linear foliage. A cinch to grow – no pampering needed.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 25"
Spacing: Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Lavender
Patent: PP26,700
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Penstemon General Information

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract 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 dry winter mulch in colder zones.