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Penstemon 'Dark Towers' - Beard Tongue (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

Beard Tongue

Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’ is a clump-forming penstemon that typically grows 3’ tall. It is noted for its pink flowers and dark wine-red foliage. Foliage is an attractive dark maroon/wine red and generally retains good color throughout summer. 'Dark Towers' is similar to Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red', but differs by having darker red foliage, pink instead of white flowers, and slightly taller plant height. 

Beard Tongue Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants have some tolerance for drought, summer heat and humidity. Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils. 

Height:

18-36 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Native
Drought Tolerant
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Great Companion Plants for Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction')
Speedwell Speedwell (Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')
Similar Plants to Penstemon digitalis 'Dark Towers'
Beardtongue Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dakota™ Burgundy')
Beard Tongue Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red')