Penstemon Hartwegii Arabesque Appleblossom Drought Tolerant Garden Flower Plant Seeds

Penstemon Seeds - Appleblossom

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 7 - 9

Height: 24 - 30 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through Summer

Bloom Color: Cream, light pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Penstemon hartwegii

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 30 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover lightly, seed should be visible

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 16 - 20 inches

Penstemon (Penstemon Hartwegii Arabesque Appleblossom) - Also known as, beard-tongues, these showy, drought tolerant plants put on a terrific display of color. This selection blooming from spring through summer in warmer climates. Plants form a bushy compact clump, bearing several spikes of unique and showy, large, pale pink flowers that feature a contrasting white throat.  In hot climates such as the deep south, plant in partial shade for best results even though it is resistant to drought. Excellent in pots and tubs as well as directly in the garden. Nice for cutting. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Also known as "Summer Snapdragon."

These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden. Beardtongue will tolerate and even thrive in poor soils, but it requires relatively good drainage. Full sun in cool climates and partial shade in the hottest areas is preferred. Penstemon Hartwegii care includes little water once established and avoid overly fertile soil.

Sow Penstemon seeds indoors in starter trays or small pots in late winter. Press the flower seeds into the soil but seed should be visible on the surface of the soil. After danger of frost has passed, harden off the seedlings and transplant them into the flower garden. To encourage bushier growth, pinch back the plant at time of transplanting.