Spires of tubular blooms dangle gracefully above healthy looking foliage. Once established, penstemon makes a low maintenance, drought tolerant perennial. A very choice perennial for the garden border and useful in floral design. A first year flowering perennial.
Plant type: perennial
Planting depth: surface sow
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 12”
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to sow:
Sow seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors after last frost. Pinching is not necessary.
As a first year flowering perennial, Penstemon is hardy to zone 5. Can be grown as an annual elsewhere. Deadheading will encourage future flushes of blooms. 110-120 days to maturity.