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Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’

Glossy bronze-red foliage is topped with masses of pink flowers in July and August. Compared to 'Husker's Red', this beauty has much darker foliage which stays darker. Dale Lindgren of University of Nebraska created this dark leaf ultra-hardy, pink flowering form. A tough, carefree plant which tolerates high heat and humidity. A perfect dark background plant for the border.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 33″ / 30″ / 36″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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Common Name

Penstemon

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Genus

species

hybrid

Plant Type

Persistence

Deciduous

US Patent #

PP20013

EU Grant #

EU27485

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

33" / 30" / 36"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

Flower Color

Leaf Color

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Soil

Average, well drained.

pH

5.5 – 7.0

Exposure

Special Uses

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Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm

Dormancy

Required

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Average

How Different?

It has much darker foliage that 'Husker's Red' and pink rather than white flowers.

Landscape Value

Mixed beds and borders.

Finish Time to 4"

4 – 6 weeks

Comments

Easy to grow. Very attractive in spring and summer. Much nicer than P. 'Husker's Red'.

Grower Notes

Growing-on temps- 65°F-75°F / day & 60°F-65°F /nights. Vernalization does not impact flowering.

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