Penstemon Palmer's Seeds

Penstemon Palmer's Seeds

Penstemon palmeri

Item #1303

Perennial. Unlike most other penstemons, the lovely pink flowers of this native perennial have a wonderful fragrance that might remind you of roses or honeysuckle. Soaring stems up to 5 feet tall emerge in early summer with a show of tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Ideal for sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage. Established plants require little watering.




Perennial

Full sun

Blooms late spring to early fall

4'-5' tall

Days to Emerge:
14-21 days

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 6 seeds every 8" - 10"

Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8" - 10"


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost or late fall, or up to 2 months before average first fall frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Cooler soil temperatures are preferred (around 55°F).

Special germination instructions: Stratification is recommended for optimum germination. (See inside of packet for details.)

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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