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Compact Pineleaf Penstemon
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Beautiful and prolific!
from Denver, CO
About Me Master Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Penstemon pinifolius Compactum:
Always order more than one of these, great for fill-ins in beds. Lots of early color all through the season.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Denver CO
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We first received 2 of these plants in a pre-planned garden from High Country Gardens. We liked the color and the amount of flowers enough to purchase a few more of them to work into the bare spots in the garden. They have started blooming this spring before most of the other flowers in our garden.
Eye-catching desert accent
from St. George UT
I am asked many times, "What is that?" as this variety is not found in our local area. As instructed I planted three in July and twin late fall and they did very well through our winter. I did cover the new, tender plants during our one snowfall and when night time temperatures dipped for over 6 hours. Since these were new plantings, I did want to give them as good of a chance as possible.They are growing very nicely and I hope to see the blossoms very soon as we have an early spring.
Tips for growing Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Penstemon are generally evergreen and have beautiful flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Most varieties are rabbit resistant.
*To keep penstemon that have finely textured or matted evergreen foliage looking their best, you'll want to 'deadhead" them. Shear off the fading flowering spikes just as the plant is going out of flower. Gently bunch the flower spikes together with one hand and cut them off at the point where they go down into the mat of foliage with your clipper in your other hand.
Recommended for the following varieties: P. pinifolius types (‘Compactum', ‘Mersea Yellow', ‘Nearly Red', ‘Magdalena Sunshine' and ‘Tall Orange Mix'), as well as Penstemon linarioides v. coloradensis and Penstemon virens ('Blue Lips').
More in-depth guidance for growing Penstemon: Penstemon for the Waterwise Garden, David’s Favorite Plants: Pineleaf Beardtongue, The Beardtongue Family: Penstemania for Penstemon and The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers (Part 2).
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