Exposure
Sun
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage
Bloom Color
Purple
Apricot
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil

Penstemon strictus 'Midnight Blue'

Beardtongue

Showy, long-blooming spikes of tubular, dark purple flowers that fade to a lighter color toward the center rise above rosettes of narrow foliage. Beautiful at garden's edge or in rock gardens.

Height:

20-24 Inches

Spacing:

18" (46 cm)

Additional:

Prefers well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone:

2-8

Bloom Color:

Dark purple.

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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