Dark Towers Beardtongue

General Information

Dark Towers Beardtongue forms a clump of dark, wine-red foliage. In late spring to early summer, tubular, light pink flowers appear in loose, terminal racemes that rise above the foliage. The foliage emerges deep wine purple and keeps its color through the summer heat. The name bearstongue comes from the small tufts of hair on the sterile stamen. Dark Towers Beardtongue is an excellent plant for open woodland plantings. Use in sunny garden borders and rock gardens. Add the flowering stems to cut flower arrangements.

Additional Information

Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 36-40″ tall with a spread of 18-23″. Plant in zones 3 to 8. Deer resistant. Some heat, humidity and drought tolerance. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Rabbit resistant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant in average, well drained soil. Good drainage is important to maintain a healthy plant and prevent root rot, leaf spots and rust. No serious insect or disease problems. Cut back racemes after flowering to promote continued blooming. To keep you beardstongue looking neat, the stems should be cut back to the basal foliage after it is done flowering. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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