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Penstemon digitalis Pocahontas

Beardtongue

$12.95 $6.47 (50% off) $6.25 ea. (3+ discount)

In stock for Spring 2017

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A colorful spring surprise! There will be no mistaking the dramatic burgundy red foliage emerging from winterís grip. In summer, clusters of bell shaped lavender pink blossoms with red stems are highlighted against a backdrop of upright deep green, burgundy washed foliage. Butterflies love Penstemon. Native to United States.

Details

Item Code: PEPH
Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3'
Spacing: Plant 24-30" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Pink
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

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 loose winter mulch in colder zones.