I planted this last year, spring, and it grew a little, and bloomed a little. It survived the winter just fine. This year, it has grown into its full-bodied size and is now in its blooming glory. It is sturdy, and gorgeous! I've seen a lot of bumblebees attracted to it, and yes, a hummingbird has been around. I am very pleased, thank you!!!
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
The perfect landscape perennial! Deep burgundy purple leaves look attractive all season long and form a tall, full and refined habit. Rich lavender purple flowers with pure white interiors top the foliage on dark stems.Foliage InterestDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 40 InchesSpacing:28 - 32 InchesSpread:28 - 32 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Lavender purple with white interiorsFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Deep eggplant purpleHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
This easy-to-grow perennial performs best in full sun and dry to average, well-drained soil. Mulch lightly in winter.'Midnight Masquerade' Penstemon hybrid USPP 29,603, Can PBRAF
Marcia, United States, 49 weeks ago
I planted this plant for the first time last year. It was beautiful, but couldn't withstand the cold during the winter. If I plant it again, which I very well may, I'll treat it as an annual.Mary Brown, Georgia, United States, 2 years ago