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Penstemon ‘Watermelon Taffy’


This plant is no longer for sale from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. It is strictly on our website for information purposes only.

Watermelon-pink blooms with a white eye cover this plant. Vigorous and showy, these great bloomers provide flowers for up to 20 weeks! The great crown count and upright, short stems will bring you back for more from our TAFFY™ Series.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 18″ / 28″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

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SKU: PENWATTAF Categories: ,
Common Name Penstemon
Family Scrophulariaceae
species hybrid
Plant Series
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP24293
EU Grant # EU41067
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 18" / 28"
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Soil Average, well drained.
pH 5.0 - 7.5
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Nutritional Needs None needed.
Dormancy Dormant in winter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? Compared to 'Phoenix' pink the flower color is darker, the plant is better branched.
Landscape Value Mixed beds, sun garden, cottage garden or banks.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Tolerates deer, drought, and heat. Hummingbirds love. Low maintenance. Cut back old flowering stems to encourage new flowers. In the deep south, try in part shade.
Grower Notes Growing-on temps- 65°F-75°F / day & 60°F-65°F /nights. Vernalization does not impact flowering.
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