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Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’
Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’
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Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.405.190

Beard-tongues are native North American wildflowers, available in a surprising range of colours, heights and textures. This selection was developed by Walters Gardens, Inc. and chosen for its dark foliage and cold hardiness. Plants form a low clump of deep eggplant foliage, with upright spikes appearing in early summer. The tubular flowers are lilac purple with a white centre, attractive in the border and useful for cutting. Dark burgundy seed pods follow the flowering period providing continued seasonal interest. An excellent low-maintenance perennial, especially for hot, dry sites. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   70-85 cm
   27-33 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate