Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Purple
White
Attributes
Rock Garden
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant

Penstemon 'Prairie Twilight'

Beardtongue

This Blooms of Bressingham are very showy with masses of tubular lavender flowers with white tips. The burgundy stems compliment the flower color nicely. This plant is noted for its beauty and the ability to withstand tough winters. Fall foliage interest with the mahogany hues adds another characteristic of this plant, making it irresistable to add to your perennial garden.

Height:

20-22 Inches

Spacing:

15-18"

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Time:

Late Spring-Mid Summer

Bloom Color:

Lavender with white tips

Penstemon (pen'-steh-mon)

Family: Scrophulariaceae · Common Name: Beardtongue

This large group has both low-growing and upright-growing plants. The tubular flowers are mainly red, pink or lavender, but some have yellow flowers. The flowers line the spikes, some nodding gently, others facing straight out. All need well-drained soil.

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