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(‘Andenken an Friedrich Hahn’)

Penstemon

Beard Tongue

Among the most exuberantly blooming plants this side of the Mississippi, Penstemon are 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 5 (pent) prominent stamens. Stur­dy and easily cultivated, species usually range from 1 to 3 ft. tall, and vary in color from white to pink to purple to deep wine-red to blue—one for every sunny spot. Trim after the first bloom to encourage a repeat flowering, and cut to the crown in autumn for strong growth next season.

A 1918 German introduction that was distributed world-wide by Dutch nurseries and later renamed by famed horticulturist Graham Stuart Thomas, this lovely semievergreen hybrid boasts gem-inspired colors coupled with superb winter hardiness. Garbed in narrow lance-shaped greenery, the handsome, well-branched clump hosts a slew of long-lasting garnet-red tubular blooms, sporting snazzy red-striped white throats, on slender burgundy-infused stems. Ideal for borders, butterfly plantings or cottage gardens, ‘Garnet’s vigorous medium-sized stance appreciates good drainage and can be planted amid Lavandula ‘Super Blue’ and Teucrium fruticans (select form).

Blooms July–October

Size: 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

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