|US Patent #||PP20013|
|EU Grant #||EU27485|
|Hardiness Zone||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Clumping|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||33" / 30" / 36"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Leaf Color||Green, Purple, Red|
|Soil||Average, well drained.|
|pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|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.|
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.
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