How to grow Penstemon

Penstemon growing herbaceous of the genus Penstemon also known as Beardtongues perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant, drought tolerant and attract pollinators, can grow in temperate, subtropical, desert or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Leaves color green in lance, linear, triangle or wedge shape.

Penstemon flower

Flower color purple, orange, white, red, pink or blue in mouth shape, flowers grows in stalk inflorescence.

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How to grow Penstemon growing and care:

Leaves mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, rust, nematodes

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
40-300cm, 16-120 inches, 1-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Mouth shape flower in purple, orange, white, red, pink or blue the flowers grows in stalk inflorescence

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9