General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 8 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 14-30 days
Depth to plant seed: surface
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Trade name information:
Series: Pinacolada™
Cultivar name: 'Pinacolada Violet'
Common names
  • Beard Tongue
  • Beardtongue
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Penstemon

Photo Gallery
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-06-05
A 2nd year penstemon, planted it late last year, survived zone 5
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-12-20
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On January 5, 2019 Seeds sown
WS eight (8x5) 2.25" pots, seeds from 2018G.
MrsBinWY On November 25, 2017 Seeds sown
Experiment: Eight (8) 2.25" pots in garden hoop, seeds from 2017G
MrsBinWY On February 14, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
milk jug in cool sun room; 25 seeds from Joyce in 2014
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