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Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

#PP20013, COPF

Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.

More About Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers' (PP20013, COPF)

  • 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
  • Flower Height: 95 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

3

Height:

75-80 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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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 digitalis 'Dark Towers' (PP20013, COPF) Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze
Purple