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).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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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, 31 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, 1 year ago