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Penstemon digitalis Dark Towers - Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

Beardtongue

'Dark Towers' Beardtongue produces light pink trumpet shaped flowers on tall stems in May and June, displayed over wine red basal leaves.  Somewhat taller than P. 'Huskers Red', and darker in foliage and flower color, Penstemon 'Dark Towers' is an introduction from Dale Lindgren on the University of Nebraska.  'Dark Towers' makes an excellent cut flower, and is a good garden attractant for both butterflies and hummingbirds.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
192 Penstemon digitalis Dark Towers #1 (NATIVE-pale pink) Seedheads
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Burgundy/Purple/Red
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