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Penstemon Cha Cha™ Purple

Cha Cha™ Series

Beardtongue

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2020

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Plant Code: PECP

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As flirtatious as a Cha Cha dance move; large outward-facing, wine-purple blooms sashay up straight stems. Longest flowering - from summer to fall. The trumpet-shaped blossoms tempt beneficial pollinators to stop for a snack. Penstemon Cha Cha™ purple provides a bright punch of color.

Beardtongue thrives in a wide range of sites and soils and is quite drought tolerant once established. Nearly evergreen.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 25"
Spacing: Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP26,698
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • 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.