Pink n' Pretty® Genetian Beardtongue

Penstemon gentianoides

Showy spikes of large, pink-edged blooms appear above mounds of lush green foliage throughout summer. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Adaptable to a wide variety of soils, and tolerant of dry conditions when established, this colorful native selection is perfect for informal gardens, meadows, and equally well suited to perennial borders and containers.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-stem-on jen-shee-uh-NOY-deez
LorePenstemon gentianoides, a North and Central American native, is known to be a medicinal plant in Mexico used by indigenous people for their anti-inflammatory effects and to also reduce rheumatic pains.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 24 in. tall and 24 - 36 in. wide; flower spikes to 36 inches tall.
Bloom TimeSummer to fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Performs well in moderately fertile, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Shear spent blooms to encourage repeat bloom. Cut back in spring - the foliage provides winter protection.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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