Penstemon 'Prairie Dusk'
Common Name: Beardtongue (because sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs).
Zones 3 to 8.
Plants reach 20 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide.
Growth rate: Moderate, erect herbaceous clump-forming perennial.
Rose-purple, trumpet-shaped flowers are borne in profusion on thin spikes in early summer.
Penstemons are very drought tolerant perennials that are easy to grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil. Root rot can occur in wet, poorly-drained soils. Soil fertility need only be average, but a light mulch in winter is recommended. Rarely bothered by insects or diseases.
Not available for shipment to CA
Mature field grown plant shipped bare root.