Penstemon barbatus var. praecox f. nanus 'Rondo'

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Common Name:
Beardtongue, Beardlip Penstemon
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Garden Height:
16 Inches
Garden Spread:
16 Inches
  • Upright perennial with panicles of colorful, tubular flowers
  • Each individual plant is one color in the series
  • Great to brighten up sunny, dry spots--or try in a pot on the deck!

A gorgeous array of pink, purple, white, red, and lavender flowers emerge throughout the summer on thin spikes. The green leaves are narrow and run along the stem. It is drought tolerant once established in the landscape and the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Also tolerant to dry, sandy or rocky soils. Great plant that adds bold color to the landscape. Native to southwestern U.S.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade in well-drained, fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Deadhead after flowering. In cold climates, mulch for the winter.

Photo(s) courtesy of Swift Greenhouses, Inc.

Review (1)

  • Pentemon RONDO

    Posted by Deb McShea on Oct 8th 2019

    Great addition to my other penstemons, beautiful color, Hummies loved it!