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Dazzler Blend Penstemon Seeds

#1098
3.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
This lovely penstemon deserves a place in every garden! If you have a spot that rarely gets watered, but still want a beautiful, flowering perennial, Dazzler Blend will delight! Very drought tolerant once established, but also does well with average moisture. Excellent rock garden plant and a nice addition to well-drained containers. Include in the front of your wildflower areas. Attracts hummingbirds and is valuable to native bees.
$1.89 150 mg (~170 seeds )

Botanical Name: Penstemon barbatus

Family: Plantaginaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4–8

Plant Dimensions: 12" tall

Variety Information: ¾"–1" long flowers in pink, rose, blue and purple, borne on thin spires

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to summer

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date or late fall.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Germinates best in cooler soils (near 55°F).

Days to Emerge: 14–35 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–12"

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Dazzler Blend Penstemon Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Not so good

1 out of 5 stars Jul 12, 2021
I followed the directions on the see packet and not one of them came up. That happened with all of the seeds I purchased.
Lorna from MN
Owner Response: Hi Lorna, From the reviews you wrote today it seems like you had several issues. Our goal is for you to have a great garden which is why quality and customer service are so important to us. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure the germination rate exceeds federal and our own standards. We are here for you, happy to help, and we do guarantee our seeds. This species does of course need stratification to germinate. We have an article on that in addition to the packet instructions if that is helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or when you are having difficulty.

Dazzler blend penstemon

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
Fantastic germination rates from botanical interests! Quick to ship as well. Mine were all punk and purple quick to flower! Mid summer they died back i cut them to the ground and this fall they are blooming again!
Dori from TX

Penstemon hirsutis?

2 out of 5 stars Sep 30, 2021
My plants had small whitish flowers- looks more like the native plant when I looked it up (penstemon hirsutis). Have never had the natives in my garden either so I guess an extra star for at least germinating.
Cinzia Dinoi from NY
Owner Response: Hi Cinzia, These Penstemon barbatus should be pink or purple. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help.

Penstemon is BEAUTIFUL!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2021
I sowed these in a winter sowing project. I'd never seen penstemon, and I'd never done winter sowing before. The penstemon germinated and grew into perfect starter plants that I scattered around the garden, to see where it would do best. It did well EVERYWHERE! It has been in constant bloom, and mine were predominantly a lovely hot pink, with large flowers. It is STILL in bloom, as I type, 11/26/21! Try it!!!!
Jackie from FL

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