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Beardtongue

Botanical Name:

Penstemon ‘ Grape Taffy’

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Penstemon ‘Grape Taffy’ Photo by Tracie Bowers

Common Name(s):
Beardtongue

Categories:
Herbaceous perennial

Comment:
This variety is not reliably hardy and should be mulched even in a mild winter. Removing spent blooms could produce a fresh wave of flowers. If flowers are left on the plant copious amounts of seeds will be produced.

Height:
16-20 inches

Flowering Period:

Beardtongue Photo by Tracie Bowers

Early summer to mid-fall

Flower Color:
Purple and white

Usage:
Good accent flower, borders, cut flowers, containers

Hardiness:
USDA zone 7-9

Propagation:
Seeds, cuttings

Exposure:
Full sun or part shade

Soil:
All soil types, normal, sandy, clay

Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
Beardtongue is native to the United States; this variety is a hybrid cultivated in Canby Oregon.

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Bees, Butterflies

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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