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Penstemon 'Prairie Splendor'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Penstemon 'Prairie Splendor'

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Item #: 2503

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 26" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Zaire

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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From Dale Lindgren of the University of Nebraska (of P. 'Husker Red' fame) comes a new hybrid seed strain of native US penstemons that we think you will love. The flat rosettes send up naked spikes to 2' in May, topped with obscenely large, penstemon-like bells in shades of pink and light lavender. Visitors to the garden last year flipped over these, so here they are. Prairie penstemons grow best in well-drained drier sites in the garden.