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Penstemon barbatus ‘Twizzle Purple’
Penstemon barbatus ‘Twizzle Purple’
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Penstemon barbatus ‘Twizzle Purple’


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.405.230

Beard-tongues are native North American wildflowers, available in a surprising range of colours, heights and textures. This hybrid selection is an award winner. Plants form a low clump of green foliage, with upright spikes appearing in mid-summer. Trumpet-shaped, vibrant purple flowers are attractive in the border and useful for cutting. Butterfly and hummingbird magnet. An excellent low-maintenance perennial, especially for hot, dry sites.

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Penstemon barbatus ‘Twizzle Purple’

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
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   60-80 cm
   23-31 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate