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Exclusive. Tall Orange Mix is the largest growing pineleaf Penstemon blooming in mid-summer with a blend of dark orange and scarlet flowers. These shrublets have an attractive mounding habit and longer pine needle-like evergreen leaves. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
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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: Watch our video: How To Plant Penstemon or read articles: 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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doing well second year
from Springfield, Massachusetts
About Me Professional Landscaper
Comments about High Country Gardens Penstemon pinifolius Tall Orange Mix:
I bought this to attract hummingbirds and to withstand drought conditions as well as tolerate New England weather. This is my second year and it is blooming profusely. The only thing is I wish it was taller, but I expect it will increase in height by next year. Overall I'm very satisfied.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Eastern Plains of Colorado
About Me Avid Gardener
Although I have other thriving penstamens in my gardens, this plant failed to grow.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Wonderful with abundant flowers. Hardy for the high desert.
from Santa Fe, NM
About Me Getting Started
It grew fast and big this year. Next year will be even more. Very happy with how hardy and colorful this plant is.
this is a great product
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from Lancaster, PA
I use on a hot exposed slope. Other plants are, little blue stem, sporobolus, eastern prickly pair cactus, apache flume, sedums
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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