Prairie Dusk Beard Tongue - Penstemon barbatus 'Prairie Dusk'

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A low mound forming perennial with narrow green leaves and strong stems of tubular purple flowers. Blooms throughout summer. Good in borders or in Container. An excellent cut flower. Drought tolerant once established. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Dry Areas
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Xeriscape
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Prefers moist, well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Cut back plants in fall to promote vigorous spring growth. Divide every few years to maintain plant vigor. 

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