Penstemon digitalis Dakota 'Burgundy'
- Clusters of large pink flowers against dark purple foliage
- Vigorous grower
- Very cold hardy
The glossy, purplish black leaves make a lovely backdrop for the beautiful abundance of pink to lavender-violet flowers. The flowers bloom throughout the summer and are frequented by hummingbirds. This is a tough plant that is shorter and more compact than other varieties. Native to eastern U.S.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Garden, Slopes
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Showy Foliage, Cut Flower/Seed Heads, Long Bloomtime
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade in well-drained, fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Deadhead after blooming. In cold climates, mulch for the winter. Good drainage in winter is essential.