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Penstemon triflorus

Penstemon triflorus
scarlet penstemon; Heller's beardtongue
Penstemon triflorus

Common name scarlet penstemon; Heller's beardtongue
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers dark pink
Size 20"
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed Germinate cold.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

Native to Texas. Glossy leaves on an upright plant, with fairly typical, very bright-magenta flowers. Bloomed in late June of its first year.

scarlet penstemon; Heller's beardtongue
Happy, glossy, bright-green in early May

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

[2007 Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (~50%G, 4-6w) - 70F (7%G, 2d)]
[2009 Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (32%G, 5-6w) - 70F (no G, 10d)]
[2013 Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored since harvest. Baggy 35F (50%G, 9-11w) - 70F (no further G; already sprouted seeds declined rapidly in baggy)]
[2014 Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (11w; 29%G, 8w) - 70F (no further G). Sprouted seeds did not develop.

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