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Penstemon 'Dark Towers' (Beardtongue)

Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP20013, EU27485

Beardtongue

Striking bronze-red foliage
Masses of pink flowers in summer
Upright, clumping habit
Heat and humidity tolerant
Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries

Proudly bred by The University of Nebraska–Lincoln! 'Dark Towers' is a hybrid cross between P. digitalis 'Husker Red' and P. 'Prairie Splendor.' It brings the best of both parents to the perennial garden. It has intensely purple willow-shaped leaves and firm purple stems. Aptly named, 'Dark Towers' grows upright to about 30 inches tall when it blooms pink flowers in late spring and early summer. it stands better in garden situations without staking and it flowers over a longer season than most other Penstemons.

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Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

30 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Beardtongue Interesting Notes

Compared to 'Husker's Red', this beauty has much darker foliage which stays darker. Dale Lindgren of University of Nebraska created this dark leaf ultra-hardy, pink flowering form. - Terra Nova Nurseries

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Meadow
Dry Sun