Penstemon is a very tough perennial. It is easy to grow and drought tolerant. It is a North American native. They love the summer heat and humidity but are cold hardy as well. Pest insects rarely bother them and pollinators and hummingbirds love its tubular blooms.
Most penstemon are large plants and have dark foliage. Blooms range for white to pink. They bloom from spring through summer.
The need well-drained soil, but other than that they they are low maintenance.
Penstemon is available in our Quart Perennials.
Onyx and Pearls Penstemon
Onyx and Pearls has dark foliage on large, upright plants. Its flowers are creamy white to a very soft pink and contrast nicely against the dark purple leaves.
Plant in full sun 38-42″ apart. They grow up to 42″ tall and 38-42″ wide.