Pristine Lilac Purple Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus 'Pristine Lilac Purple'

Tall, vibrant spikes of deep purple flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds all summer long. The sturdy, compact clumps of glossy foliage are heat, disease, and drought tolerant when established. Perfect for borders and mixed containers, and cutting gardens.
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5 - 8

Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 9


Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 14 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Prefers average to lean, well-drained soils; highly adaptable. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed sparingly during growing season. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Your climate may be too warm for this plant