Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Looking for a flashy, yet low-maintenance addition to your garden? Well, look no further than the  Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue! This plant sports spires of purplish-pink, tubular flowers that rise above glossy, purplish-black foliage. While its flowers attract pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies from mid- to late-summer, dark seed heads appear after flowering and add late-season interest. If you’re a bird lover, you’ll also appreciate visits from the hungry birds that these seed heads attract in fall and winter. The Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue’s seed pods are also a great filler for cut arrangements! A fast-growing plant, the Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue will rise to heights of nearly 12-18 inches, with a spread of 20-24 inches.

This perennial is great for containers, accents and borders. Be mindful, however, as it does not compete well with other plants. While it attracts desired pollinators, it is deer and rabbit resistant. The Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue is a low-maintenance addition to the garden. It’s drought resistant, with little need for pruning or fertilizer.

Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue Plant Care

The Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue can grow in full or partial sun, but will flash its deepest foliage color in full sun. Plant in well-drained soil; it does best in loose, gravelly soil. This beardtongue variety will not fuss over soil pH and tolerates neutral, alkaline and acidic soil. Feed your plant once a year in the fall with an organic fertilizer. Avoid conventional bloom-boosting fertilizers, which can promote too much growth and shorten your plant’s life. Beardtongues are drought tolerant, but appreciate 1 inch of water per week in the summer to support blooming.

Beardtongue doesn’t need pruning, but periodic deadheading promotes rebloom. The foliage can also be trimmed after blooming to freshen the plant up. If desired, you can lightly prune in the fall or spring to tidy its appearance.

Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue Plant Spacing

Space these plants at least 20-24 inches apart in mass plantings. Beardtongues do not compete well with other plants, so give them plenty of space. They are well suited for growing in pots too.

Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring To Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Black, Green, Purple, Red
Foliage Description: Almost Black, Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: PTW, HPFY
Common Name: Dakota™ Burgundy Beardtongue
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Penstemon Dakota™ Burgundy

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.