Beard Tongue, Border Penstemon, Garden Penstemon
Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 19, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

RHS AGM 1993. Clump-forming semi-evergreen perennial to 70cm tall, with narrow foliage and erect racemes or panicles of bell-shaped, white-throated, pale pink flowers 2.5cm long. It is listed as quite hardy in my region if planted on a sunny well drained spot.

Positive

On Jul 30, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

A very nice, clear pink on nicely foliaged, long blooming plants. The medium green foliage is a great backdrop for the flowers!