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Rock Candy™ Purple Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus 'Novapenpur' PP #27,316

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40901
A tidy, compact clump of green foliage topped by upright spikes full of deep purple, bell-shaped flowers that will provide mouth-watering color in the landscape or a container. Blooms heavily in late spring, reblooming in late summer if lightly trimmed after the first flush. Heat and drought tolerant. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-stem-on Bar-BAY-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock 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 FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Thrives in average, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable to a wide range of soils, including clay. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed lightly during growing season. Lightly prune spent flowers to encourage repeat bloom in late summer. Hardy to zone 5b with protection from harsh winter extremes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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