Beardtongue

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Penstemon digitalis cv. Dark Towers
Common Name: Beardtongue
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: May to June
Height: 18-36 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Pink
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Improved cultivar on 'Husker Red'
  • Dark purple foliage that stays dark longer than other penstemons
  • Upright clumping habit, Does not need staking
  • Firm red stems, pink flowers and red seedheads
  • Fast growing
  • Deadhead to prolong blooms
  • Winter interest
  • Heat and humidity tolerant