Beardtongue, Beard Tongue
Penstemon 'Evelyn'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

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

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Lima, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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

RHS AGM 1993. Compact and bushy semi-evergreen perennial to 60cm tall, with narrow foliage and slim panicles of tubular rose-pink flowers 2.5cm long, the throat is white with dark red lines. It should be quite hardy in my wet region if planted on a sunny well drained spot.