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Penstemon ‘Watermelon 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.


Watermelon-pink blooms with a white eye cover this plant. Vigorous and showy, these great bloomers provide flowers for up to 20 weeks! The great crown count and upright, short stems will bring you back for more from our TAFFY™ Series.

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: PENWATTAF Categories: ,
Common Name Penstemon
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Penstemon
species --
Plant Series Penstemon TAFFY™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP24293
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? Compared to 'Phoenix' pink the flower color is darker, the plant is better branched.
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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