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DAKOTA™ Burgundy Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis 'TNPENDB' Plant Patent #30,569

Pronunciation: pen-STEE-mon dij-i-TA-lis
SKU #44085

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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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
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.
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Black
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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