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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

Available as a URC from Danziger

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Common Name

Penstemon

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Genus

species

hybrid

Plant Type

US Patent #

PP20013

EU Grant #

EU27485

Bloom Time

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Flower Color

Foliage Color

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Dormancy

Required

Exposure

Growth Habit

Growth Rate

Hardiness Zone

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How Different?

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

Landscape Value

Mixed beds and borders.

Most Active Growing Season

Persistence

Deciduous

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

33" / 30" / 36"

Soil (Garden)

Average, well drained.

Water (Garden)

Average

Special Uses

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Comments

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

Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.8 – 2.2
pH 5.5 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Growing-on temps- 65°F-75°F / day & 60°F-65°F /nights. Vernalization does not impact flowering.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 6 – 8 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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