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Dark Towers Penstemon

Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP#20,013
SKU: HC015283
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Dark Towers Hybrid Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP 20,013) is a tall hybrid Penstemon that blooms in late spring with large, light pink flowers that are held over wine-red foliage. Well adapted to the moister growing conditions in the eastern half of the US.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP#20,013
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid summer


Penstemon Dark Towers (PP 20,013) is a three-foot-tall hybrid beardtongue that blooms with light pink flowers in late spring/early summer. The flowers contrast nicely with the plant's beautiful wine-red foliage. Dark Towers Beardtongue is well adapted to moister growing conditions found in the eastern half of the US where many beardtongues of Western origins will fail. But with just a little extra water, this cultivar also thrives West of the Mississippi as well. The ornamental foliage generally retains good color throughout summer and the plant forms decorative seedheads, making it an excellent companion plant for many warm season ornamental grasses. 'Dark Towers' Penstemon is a hybrid of Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' and Penstemon 'Prairie Splendor' developed and introduced by Dale Lindgren at the University of Nebraska. Companion plants include ornamental grasses, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) and Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe).
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