Plants: Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

Posted by 03.03. 2015 14:05:58 (25576 readers)

PIÑACOLADA™ is a fantastic, low and compact growing series of perennial beard-tongue. Violet is a variety with indigo blue and dark violet flowers. The common name refers to the small, tubular-shaped flowers which open from June until August and may resemble a beard’s tongue if you dare to examine one. Or it can be cut back (the whole plant, not the tongue … joke, sorry, difficult to resist) after the main flowering season in midsummer and it will re-bloom in September.

Leaves are deciduous, linear, mid green and flowering stems are not taller than about 20 cm. Pinacolada likes fertile, well-drained soil that does not dry out completely, especially in its first year. The soil should be neutral to partly alkaline (no peat). It can be grown in full sun or part shade, it does well in outdoor pots with good drainage. Hardy to about -27°C, in sharp-draining soil it can take harder frost.

Size/type: low perennial
Usual height: 0.2-0.2m
Usual width: 0.2-0.3m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: +různobarevné:deep purple a violet
Blooming time: june - august
Location: full sun
Usda zone (lowest): 5 (down to -29°c)
Winter protection:
For zone 5+6: code of winter protection zone 5+6
For zone 7: code of winter protection zone 7
Belongs to categories: perennials, summer blooms

Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada™ violet' - beard-tongue

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