Dew flower

Penstemon cobaea

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Dew flower (Penstemon cobaea)
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Genus:  Penstemon
Penstemon cobaea has shiny dark green leaves and purple, pink, or white flowers on spike-like panicles in mid-spring. It grows to 2.5 feet tall. The flowers are larger than most other penstemons. Dew flower is native to the Lower Plains and the southwestern U.S.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Use in sunny borders, rock gardens, native plant gardens, and wild gardens.
Care:  Grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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