penstemon digitalis 'dark towers' (beardtongue)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • two-lipped, pale pink, tubular flowers
  • loose, flower spikes form on leafy, red stems
  • glossy, bronze, lance-shaped leaves
  • foliage holds colour throughout extreme, summer heat and humidity
  • bloom time: july to august 
  • the name penstemon is derived from 'pente' (5) and 'stamen' referring to the five-stamened flowers
  • zone 3
  • height 75-80cm
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour pink (pale)
  • showy perennial when planted in mass
  • easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • deer resistant
  • heat tolerant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)