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Penstemon x 'Dark Towers' PP# 20013

Dark Towers Beard-Tongue

Glossy bronze-red foliage with masses of pink flowers in July and August. Tolerates high heat and humidity.

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Known as one of America's most attractive native wildflowers, there has been considerable breeding work done on the genus Penstemon. 'Dark Towers' is a true testament to that with its superior form and mildew resistance, making it an improved garden selection. Lavender tubular flowers create a pleasing contrast against purple-red foliage that holds its color all summer long. Perfect for hot, dry areas of the garden.

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18064 19CM PTW 318 0
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Rock Garden
Roof Garden
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Exposure
Full sun
Fall Foliage Color
Purple Hues
Foliage Color
Purple
Habit
Clumping
Program
Plants that Work®
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Average

Height

3-4 Feet

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Spread

2-3 Feet

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Flower Color:

Pink

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

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