Penstemon Cha Cha™ Purple

Cha Cha™ Series Beardtongue
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Summer to Fall Color
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.

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Patent PP26,698

Plant 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

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.