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Penstemon digitalis Blackbeard

Scientific Name : Penstemon digitalis
Common Name : Beard Tongue
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Low Maintenance
Water : Light
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 26" (66cm)
Height : 28 - 34" (71 - 86cm)
Width : 24" (61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Perfect for landscape plantings with its deep eggplant purple leaves that keep their color all season.
Lilac purple flowers have white flowering tubes.
A hummingbird magnet!
Idea & Tips : Easy to grow in full sun and dry to average, well-drained soil.
Mulch lightly in Winter.
Grower Information : Named for the famous black-bearded pirate, this perennial has incredible, dark, eggplant purple foliage. Dark purple flower stems hold its lilac-purple flowers with white flaring tubes. Stays strictly upright all season long.
'Blackbeard'
Protection InformationPP30,052
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Walters Gardens
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    • Bloom Months:
      Summer

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