Botanical Name: Penstemon barbatus
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"