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Penstemon ‘Watermelon Taffy’

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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
Genus Penstemon
species hybrid
Plant Series Penstemon TAFFY™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP24293
EU Grant # EU41067
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 18" / 28"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August, September, October
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer, Fall
Flower Color Pink, Red
Leaf Color Green
Soil Average, well drained.
pH 5.0 - 7.5
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs None needed.
Dormancy 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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