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Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie Dusk'

Also called Bearded Penstemon


Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie dusk' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie Dusk'

  • Pinkish-purple, two-lipped, tubular flowers
  • Flowers form clusters on dark stems
  • Lance-shaped to ovate, medium green leaves
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm

Interesting Notes:

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, showy perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border. 


Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie Dusk' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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