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Penstemon Barbatus "Pristine Blue" Beard-Tongue

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This improved Beard-tongue, part of the Pristine series, forms low mounds of glossy green leaves, bearing medium-tall stalks of tubular scarlet-red flowers arranged around the strong stems. Vigorous and easy to grow. Remove faded flowers to encourage continued blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Stems are nice for cutting. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Unlike many of the taller selections, this one is ruggedly hardy in colder regions. Drought tolerant once established.


Zones: 3 -9

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or

Care Level

Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size

   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches

   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches

Foot Traffic

Growth Rate


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