Joy Creek Nursery

061-194   Penstemon 'Blackbird'  

Penstemon 'Blackbird'
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Penstemon 'Blackbird' has slender, rich burgundy flowers which tend to remain tubular and not open out at the lips. Broad leaves on striking reddish stems. A Great Plant Picks selection.

Summer to first frost.   3 ft. x 3 ft.

Burgundy flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9
All of the garden hybrid Penstemons need full sun and well-drained soil. We mulch the crowns with 1/4-10 crushed gravel which discourages crown rot by letting water drain off the crown quickly. When planting Penstemons we fertilize them only lightly and then never again. Over fertilizing Penstemons promotes the development of lush soft growth which leads to excessive die back in the winter.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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