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Penstemon clutei

Penstemon clutei

This upright perennial sports hanging, tubular bright-pink flowers to 1 inch across above serrated blue-green leaves. It blooms summer to fall.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGrows naturally in the black, volcanic grit of Sunset Crater in northern Arizona, but can thrive in various soils in the Rocky Mountain region.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Divide in spring

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

  • Genus : Penstemon
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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