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Penstemon ‘Port Wine’
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Penstemon

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Among the most exuberantly blooming plants this side of the Mississippi, Penstemon is part of the enchantment of the West. A member of the Snapdragon family, even cultivated varieties retain a natural air, with dainty, long trumpet flowers and five (pent) prominent stamens.

Sturdy and easily grown, species vary from 1 to 5 ft. tall, and range in color from white to pink to purple to deep wine redone for every sunny spot. Trim after the first bloom to encourage a repeat flowering, and cut to the crown in winter for bushy growth next season.

Penstemon ‘Port Wine’ full sun  new plant

Large trumpet-style blooms feature luxurious wine-hued tubes plus milky white throats inscribed with claret nectar guides. All this floral grandeur lodges upon a stately glossy foundation of erect stout red-tinged stems and winsome narrow green leaves. Celebrated as one of the best Penstemon cultivars, ‘Port Wine’ makes a heady bee-loving addition to containers, easy-care borders or bouquets.

Blooms June–September

Size: 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Penstemon ‘Port Wine’ (P-1996)
Each $7.75
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