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This hybrid selection was developed in Nebraska, chosen for its hardiness and ease of growth. Plants form a low clump of green foliage, with upright spikes appearing in early summer. Flowers are vivid rose purple trumpets, attractive in the border and useful for cutting. This perennial, hardy to zone three, will bloom from late spring into summer. Deadheading will encourage additional flowering. Eexcellent low-maintenance perennial, especially for hot, dry sites. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds.Heat and humidity tolerant

Sun Exposure: full sun to light shade.  

Soil type: all,  Not too fertile.

Soil PH: all

Soil Moisture: dry to average, good drainage is essential.

Care level: easy  

Flower color: purple

Bloom time: early to late summer

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: border, drifts, cut flower, meadow or prairie garden, cottage garden, massed, attracts hummingbirds and hummingbirds, drought tolerant, salt tolerant

Flower head size: large

Height: 50-60 cm (20-23 inches)   Width 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)

Growth Rate: fast

Propagation: Divide clumps every 3-4 years.  Stem cuttings in spring.  



Penstemon ‘Prairie Dusk’, Beardtongue,  Zones 3-7