Penstemon gloxinioides ‘Midnight’

Midnight Penstemon
Midnight Penstemon
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Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

4A-9B

Moderate-growing evergreen perennial to 2-3’ tall and wide. This long-time garden favorite features glossy, lance-shaped, dark-green foliage growing on purple-tinged stems, and is prized for its eye-catching display of trumpet-shaped, deep-purple flowers that rise above the foliage intermittently from late-spring to fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms nearly year-round in coastal gardens, and removing the old blooms as they expire will help promote re-blooming. Well-suited in cottage gardens, woodland settings, beds, borders and edgings, and makes a great container specimen. This species requires a well-drained soil to thrive, and while it can survive relatively dry conditions in coastal climates, it prefers regular watering in warmer areas. Tolerates a full sun exposure in coastal gardens, and prefers partial sun to partial shade elsewhere.

USDA Zone: 4A-9B
Sunset Zone: 6-9, 14-24

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