|Common Name||Purple penstemon|
|Plant Series||Penstemon TAFFY™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP22567|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September, October|
|Flower Color||Purple, White|
|Hardiness Zone||7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||10+ flower spikes, fuller plants & very robust.|
|Landscape Value||Mixed beds, sun garden, cottage garden, or in a container.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||20" / 24" / 30"|
|Soil (Garden)||Average, well drained.|
|Special Uses||Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Attractor, Pollinator Attractor|
|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.|
Penstemon ‘Grape Taffy’
Huge flower spikes hold large, contrasting purple red flowers with clear white throats. Flower spikes are produced all summer. Nice in cut bouquets. A bumble-bee banquet!
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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 24″ / 30″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.8 – 2.2|
|pH||5.0 – 7.5|
|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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