DAKOTA™ Burgundy Beardtongue
Penstemon digitalis 'TNPENDB' Plant Patent #30,569
Pronunciation: pen-STEE-mon dij-i-TA-lis
|Description||Glossy, purple-black foliage combines with masses of tubular, lavender-violet flowers, bringing dramatic color and contrast to mixed beds, borders, hillsides, meadows, and naturalized gardens. Hardy, heat, and humidity tolerant, with an upright, compact habit, perfect for a sunny, easy-care landscape. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Mid to late summer|
|Mature Size||Reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; bloom spikes to 24 in. tall.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||This hardy, perennial penstemon will grow beautifully in almost any garden. More compact than 'Dark Tower' or 'Mystica', this variety makes a stunning accent in smaller spaces and is perfect for massing in larger gardens. The showy flower spikes stand up boldly in the perennial border and are essential in cottage and cutting gardens. It is equally at home in wild gardens, at the edges of meadows and prairies. Showy foxglove-like flowers are a mecca for hummingbirds.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Spruce (Picea)|
|Care||Thrives in average to humus-rich, well-drained soils. Best foliage color in full sun. Prefers dry to moderate moisture; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.