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Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, sandy or rocky soil, moderately to slightly acid pH. 18-30 inches height, blooms late spring into early summer, reddish-purple flowers with white striped throats.
Germination Code: M
Native Region: Lightly in Ridge and Valley and Blue Ridge Provinces
Unlike other penstemons, the flowers extend down into the axils of the leafy stems which gives the plant a bushy appearance. Blooms longer than the other eastern penstemons. Short-lived so re-sow every 2-3 years. Attracts bees.