Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’

(Blackbeard Beardtongue)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Blackbeard penstemon grows with dark purple, nearly black foliage and stems and bright purple flowers in early summer. It is a perennial plant of medium height with a narrow habit, making it easy to incorporate in both new and existing gardens. Blackbeard stands apart from other dark-leaved penstemons because it remains upright throughout the season, rather than flopping over; it is rock-solid hardy to USDA Zone 3; and best of all its foliage retains its dark color all summer long, rather than fading to green.

Out of stock

Description

Penstemons prefer full sun locations, at least 6 hours or more of sun per day, along with good drainage. For best results fertilize and keep spent flowers removed to encourage reblooming.

Additional information

Common Name

Blackbeard Beardtongue

Height

12 to 18"

Botanical Name

Penstemon 'Blackbeard'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Width

24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer to fall

Flower Color

Blue-purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark Purple

Deer Resistant

Yes

Pin It on Pinterest