Whipple's penstemon

Penstemon whippleanus

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Whipple's penstemon (Penstemon whippleanus)
Genus:  Penstemon
This is an upright penstemon with striking deep burgundy, purple, sometimes lavender or cream flowers on thin stems. The stem leaves are lance shaped and the basal leaves are spoon shaped.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native from Idaho to Mexico. Use in a rock garden or woodland garden. Tolerates moist and acidic soils slightly more than other penstemons.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade, well-drained soil, and average moisture.
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
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara,
Red
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Perennials

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