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PlantFiles: Beard Tongue, Border Penstemon
Penstemon 'Thorn'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Cultivar: Thorn

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jamie68 On Jul 20, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

An absolutely wonderful plant for the large rockery, or full sun border - given excellent drainage and a collar of gravel around the crown!! Does not need to be fertilized...causes soft, floppy growth. Thrives on benign neglect...

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
Atlanta, Georgia
Chimacum, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington



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