Carillo Purple Beardtongue
Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Purple'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Average Size at Maturity||Upright growth to 8 to 12 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to fall.|
|Design Ideas||Evoking the North American prairie, this compact and colorful penstemon stands out in mass plantings, especially in meadows and naturalized gardens, but is equally at home at the front of a perennial border, or in more formal bedding style gardening. A mainstay of the hummingbird and butterfly garden.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Provide well drained, moderately fertile soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid overly wet winter conditions. Shear spent blooms to promote re-bloom. Cut back to the ground at season-end.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9