Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue

Proven Winners

$26.99
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$26.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 Feet
  • Mature Spread 1 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue features gorgeous panicles of showy, bell-shaped, royal purple florets that dance in the wind. With their ivory-stroked throats, Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue’s blooms emerge in spring and continue to flower until summer, supporting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. This wildflower, otherwise known as Penstemon barbatus, grows to heights and spreads of 12 inches and is easy to grow and low maintenance.

A compact selection, Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue adds vivid color to smaller spaces. In containers, this ornamental upgrades patios and porches with purple pizazz. Plant this beardtongue en masse in borders and beds to add a dramatic swath of color. Native to areas of Mexico and the United States, this drought- and heat-tolerant wildflower is rabbit and deer resistant and cold hardy in zones 5-8. Trim some of its striking flowers to enjoy its beauty indoors. 

Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue Care

This perennial wildflower tolerates various soil types, but prefers well-draining, slightly acidic, sandy to average soil, with a pH somewhere between 5.5 and 6.5. Add compost or grit if the ground does not appear to drain well. To support its overall health and encourage profuse blooming, place this plant in full sun and ensure it receives about an inch of water per week. Fertilize Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue lightly with a balanced fertilizer in autumn.

Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue does not require frequent pruning. To support bigger and better flowers, deadhead spent blooms throughout the blooming season. Once the foliage dies back, cut back all growth to 2-3 inches in early autumn. 

If growing in a container, select a pot with excellent drainage and fill with potting soil amended with sand, grit, or perlite; provide one inch of water per week.

Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue Spacing

Space Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue 12 inches apart. Plant it as a specimen or en masse with dahlias, lamb’s ear, and salvia in rock, alpine, or wildflower gardens. Include this herbaceous perennial as a filler or thriller in a thriller-spiller-filler container combination.

Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 Feet
Mature Spread: 1 Feet
Spacing: 1 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Purple Shaades
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Rock Candy Purple Beardtongue
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Penstemon barbatus
SKU:
PENPU

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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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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.