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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 33 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Glossy bronze-red foliage
Flowers: Showy
Other: Upright, clumping habit
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP20013; EU27485

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Common names
  • Penstemon
  • Pride of the Mountain

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 22, 2012 
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-20
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Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2023-07-12

Date: 2007-06-26
Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. wwwterranovanurseries.co
Location: West border garden
Date: 2016-06-16
Photo by Zencat
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-05-05
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-05-12
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-04-28
Location: Chuelles, France
Date: 2021-05-14
Divided last year, coming up good and strong 🤩
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-18
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2014-06-29
Receives full sun all day
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2018-05-04
Location: My garden zone 5
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2015-06-20
Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2018-05-01
Photo by foraygardengirl
Photo by foraygardengirl
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-06-21
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Location: SK, Canada
Date: 2023-07-10
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 22, 2012 
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Front border
Date: June 2015
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2014-04-02
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2013
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-05-09
Location: Front garden
Date: 2013-07-07
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2015-06-20
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2015-10-30
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2018-05-01
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-06-02
Receives full sun all day
Location: West border 
Date: 2016-06-18
Bees love this plant!
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-14
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Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-26
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-26
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-06-21
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Location: Sun Zone 6a
Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Sun Zone 6a
Date: 2012-06-03
Sent by mistake with an order of Husker Red. I couldnt be more pl
Location: Twisp
Date: 2015-06-01
Location: SK, Canada
Date: 2023-06-20
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Location: West border
Date: May 2015
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2018-03-29
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-07-14

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-16
Receives full sun all day
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-06-02
Receives full sun all day
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-20
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-15
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Comments:
  • Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on May 9, 2013 5:28 PM concerning plant:
    First year for this plant. Is said to do well in the area.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 11:17 AM concerning plant:
    Gorgeous red foliage, but not very generous with blooms. Seems to survive zone 5 without protection. Pretty xeric.
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