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Penstemon cobaea

 
Penstemon cobaea

Common name showy beard-tongue
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 3' tall, 18" wide
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Needs 6 weeks cold treatment, then germinates at room temperature. Seedlings are finnicky, very susceptible to damp-off. Some years it self-seeds.
Seed ripenslate September

One of my favorite penstemons. Much larger flowers than most, on an upright plant with fresh green foliage.

showy beard-tongue
Penstemon cobaea

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: side garden

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