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Penstemon x. mexicali Sunburst Amethyst

Mexican Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20-28" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Adorned with abundant tubular flowers, Penstemon Sunburst Amythest is rich purple with a deep veined white throat. A favorite of hummingbirds. Long blooming showy addition to a sunny border. Not fussy about soil type.

Plant Select® varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
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  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attracrt 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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PESA