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Purple n' Pretty® Genetian Beardtongue

Penstemon gentianoides Purple n' Pretty®

Item 063861

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USDA Zone:
7-9
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Description:

Tall showy spikes of deep purple flowers rise above mounds of green foliage throughout summer, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.This colorful native selection thrives in a wide range of sites and soils, and adapts well to dry conditions when established. Perfect for use in wild gardens and meadows; this easy-care perennial adds great color to borders, raised beds and containers.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 12 to 24 in. tall and 24 - 36 in. wide; flower spikes to 36 inches tall.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Penstemon gentianoides Purple n' Pretty®
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Purple flowers spring through fall.
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean ,   Cottage

Performs well in moderately fertile, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Shear spent blooms to encourage repeated bloom. Cut back in spring - the foliage provides winter protection.

History

Penstemon gentianoides, a North and Central American native, is known to be a medicinal plant in Mexico used by indigenous people for their anti-inflammatory effects and to also reduce rheumatic pains

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