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Penstemon hybrida Quartz® Amethyst

Beardtongue

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Plant Code: PEQA

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Flared trumpets of soft lavender don purple-striped, white throats and herald their presence on jam-packed spikes. Vigorous and upright, the refreshing emerald-green, branching foliage is a harmonious backdrop to the elegant flowers. Beardtongue is a North American native plant that produces charming colorful tubular flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Penstemon Quartz® Amethyst are long blooming and will do well in a drier climate, especially happy in loose gravelly soil with good drainage. A cinch to grow – no pampering needed!

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20-24"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Lavender/Silver
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP27,821 'Novapename'
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
  • 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. 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.