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Penstemon 'Dark Towers'.......PLANT.......'Dark Towers' Penstemon

Flower Color: Lavender-Pink
Height: 36" to 40"
Light: Full Sun
Zone: 4-8
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Maintenance: Low
Other info: 2013 note:   I never got any of these plants put in the ground for testing, but I did grow a couple on in large containers, and quite honestly, I was dissappointed.   Now the flowers are pink instead of white as on husker's red, but the foliage was not as dark as all the rave which that of the commercial photos show.   To me, I didn't really see a lot of difference in the foliage of the potted plants of Husker's Red compared to Dark Towers. - - 2017 note: I did get plants planted by digging out some of my Husker Red plants and planting Dark Towers beside.   So I did find that as the season progressed out in full sun and during bloom time, that the foliage of Dark Towers *was* much darker than Husker's Red.   Husker's Red foliage lightened up as the season progressed.

Penstemon barbatus
'Dark Towers'
** Penstemon Dark Towers **

My photo:
Penstemon 'Dark Towers' vs. 'Husker's Red'

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Informational/Photo Links:
1) Penstemon barbatus 'Dark Towers' at Dave's Garden
2) Penstemon 'Dark Towers' at Heritage Perennials
3) Penstemon 'Dark Towers' at Missouri Botanical Gardens

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