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Penstemon ‘Strawberry Taffy’


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.


This lovely Penstemon has 10″ long flower spikes all summer into fall. The flowers have strawberry pink lips and white throats with strawberry pink guide lines. New spikes continue to grow from the base with deadheading to encourage new lateral blooms. 'Strawberry Taffy' prefers good drainage and reasonably fertile soils.

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

SKU: PENSTRTAF Categories: ,
Common Name Pink penstemon
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Penstemon
species --
Plant Series Penstemon TAFFY™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP22569
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September, October
Flower Color Pink, Red
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9
How Different? It has numerous spikes of strawberry pink on a short, full plant.
Landscape Value Mixed beds, sun garden, cottage garden or banks.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 18" / 28"
Soil (Garden) Average, well drained.
Water (Garden) Average
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.
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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