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Penstemon digitalis Blackbeard

Penstemon digitalis 'Blackbeard' PP30052

Beardtongue

'Blackbeard' Beardtongue has beautiful foliage in shades of eggplant and dark purple.  The color stays intense throughout the summer and is topped by deep purple stems bearing showy lilac to pink open faced flowers.  Penstemon 'Blackbeard' makes an excellent long lasting cut flower, and when finished blooming in the garden, the seedheads remain deep purple and attractive.  A Walters Nursery introduction.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple, Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Penstemon digitalis Blackbeard #2 (lilac flower, dark foliage) 300 (400)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
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