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Pikes Peak Purple® Penstemon

Penstemon x mexicali 'P007S'

Tall, vibrant spikes of grape-colored, nectar-rich flowers throughout summer. This versatile Plant Select® winner is adaptable to a wide range of soils and conditions. The slightly cascading growth habit makes it perfect for use in sunny borders, meadows and naturalized landscapes. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationPEN-steh-mun meks-ih-KAL-ee
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Avens (Geum); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Provide moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, tolerates drought but blooms best with regular moisture. Prune back in mid- to late summer to encourage a new flush of blooms. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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