‘Midnight Masquerade’ Penstemon

Size
Penstemon x ‘Midnight Masquerade’ PP#29,603 CPBR#: CPBRAF
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b
‘Midnight Masquerade’ brings a touch of drama to sunny flowerbeds or acts as the "thriller" in containers. Deep purple-burgundy leaves are topped with long spikes of rich lavender-purple flowers. It is a pollinator and hummingbird magnet! It handles dry soil and sun.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 40 inches tall, 28 to 32 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Sun Loving, Pollenizer, North American Native
Drought Tolerant
Attracts:   Hummingbirds, Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Pollinator Garden, Rock
Flower features:    Long Flowering, Good for Cut Flowers
Lavender purple with white interiors that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Purple
Deep purple
Landscape Uses:    Beds
Accent, Border, Container
‘Midnight Masquerade’ Penstemon is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 36 to 40 inches tall, 28 to 32 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Average   Waterwise
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Average   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b

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