Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Penstemon 'Blackbeard'

Beard Tongue

  • Dark purple flower stems hold its lilac purple flowers with their white flaring tubes high above the low mound of deep eggplant purple leaves
  • Attractive dark burgundy seed pods follow the flowering performance for extended seasonal interest
  • Stays strictly upright all season long with no lodging.
  • Takes the heat and humidity in stride but is also very cold hardy
  • Provides terrific color in the landscape all season long

Beard Tongue Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Penstemons should be grown in full sun and very well-drained soil to avoid root rot. Soil fertility need only be average, but a light mulch in winter is recommended. Use Penstemons in the border, for naturalizing, and for cut flowers.

Height:

28-34 in

Spread:

34- in

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Penstemon 'Blackbeard'

Attributes
Cut Flower/Foliage
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Foliage Color
Almost Black
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Early Color
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright