One of my favorite penstemons. Much larger flowers than most, on an upright plant with fresh green foliage.
||3' tall, 18" wide
||ordinary garden soil
||Needs 6 weeks cold treatment, then germinates at room temperature. Seedlings are finnicky, very susceptible to damp-off. Some years it self-seeds.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (82%G, 5-8d). Also baggy 35F (4w) - 70F with light (27%G, 5-10d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (~20%G, 11-15d)
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February 16, 2019