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Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'
Common Name: Beard Tongue Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'
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Notes:
This tremendous improvement over 'Husker Red' was developed by Penstemon expert Dale Lindgren of the University of Nebraska who also hybridized 'Husker Red'. In comparison, 'Dark Towers' has much darker foliage that emerges wine purple and keeps its colour much better through the summer heat. It grows a bit taller than 'Husker Red' and produces masses of pink, rather than white, flowers in early to midsummer. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Rich woods, prairies, thickets, roadsides, railway tracks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Persicaria polymorpha
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Sanguisorba obtusa


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