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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

Common Name Penstemon
Family Scrophulariaceae
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US Patent # PP20013
EU Grant # EU27485
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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
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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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