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Penstemon DAKOTA™ ‘Verde’

Not everyone wants dark leaves all the time so here is a unique lovely green leaf form of this tough, super hardy perennial. Fresh and glossy green leaves on a short, compact plant all summer. Showy lavender to violet flowers beginning in June. Fall shows off the lovely dark seed heads and tints the foliage dark purple.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 12″ / 18″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): July, August

Common Name Penstemon
Family Scrophulariaceae
species digitalis
Plant Series Penstemon DAKOTA™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # ('TNPENDV') PP30533
EU Grant # EU55885
Bloom Time July, August
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, Purple, Red
Dormancy Required
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
How Different? Green form, more compact habit, lavender to violet flowers rather than pink.
Landscape Value Mixed beds, borders or banks.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 18" / 24"
Soil (Garden) Average, well drained
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant, Pollinator Attractor
Comments --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.8 – 2.2
pH 5.0 – 7.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Growing-on temps- 65°F-75°F / day & 60°F-65°F /nights. Vernalization does not impact flowering.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 6 – 8 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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