- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 16 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 14 - 16 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Enjoy vibrant color during the spring and summer with the Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue. This uniquely named plant features tubular flowers that grow from tall spike-like stems. The flowers are a deep red and feature stamens that protrude from the flower. Also known as Penstemon barbatus, this plant features dark green lance-shaped foliage.
This is a clump-forming plant with an upright growth habit. Feature the Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue in beds, borders, mass plantings, or containers. The tall flower stems make lovely cut flowers. Pollinators like bees and butterflies also enjoy the flowers. This beauty is an herbaceous perennial in zones 5 through 9.
Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue Care
This sun-loving Beardtongue needs at least 6 hours of daily sunlight. The tall stems may droop when grown in low light levels. The soil should be rich, well-drained, and neutral to acidic in pH. Give the plants one inch of water weekly. Feed Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue with a balanced fertilizer during the fall.
Trim the flower stems when the blooms fade to encourage more growth. All of the growth dies back in the fall and can be removed.
Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue Spacing
The Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue is a clump-forming plant with tall flower spikes that reach 16 to 18 inches tall. The plant spreads 14 to 16 inches wide. This plant likes its space, so leave 16 inches from the center of one plant to its nearest neighbor.
Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 16 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 14 - 16 Inches|
|Spacing: 14 - 16 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: Summer Bloomer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Pristine Scarlet Purple Beardtongue|
|Scientific Name: Penstemon barbatus 'Pristine Scarlet'|
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.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- 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.