Dark Towers Penstemon

Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP #20,013

Glossy bronze-red leaves on deep red stems, topped by masses of tubular light pink flowers that will add rich, contrasting color to borders, meadows and naturalized gardens. Tolerates high heat, humidity, and periodic dry spells, when established. Easy to grow and perfect for a sunny, minimal care landscape. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpen-STEE-mon dij-i-TA-lis
Average Size at MaturityFoliage quickly reaches 30 in. tall and wide; 36 in. tall in bloom.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Spruce (Picea)

Thrives in average to humus-rich, well-drained soils. Site in full sun for best foliage color. Prefers dry to moderate moisture; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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