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Penstemon Apple Blossom

Penstemon Apple Blossom has a beautiful display of Pink blossoms with white centers through the Spring and into the Summer. These perennial plants are at their best for two to three years. In order to continue to thrive new parts of Penstemon Apple Blossom must layer into the garden soil. Penstemon Apple Blossom is great for quickly filling in a young garden or a newly opened space. I trim off the dead flowers and cut Penstemon Apple Blossom back heavily in the late winter. The Penstemon gloxinoides group will take temperatures down to 10° F. The upper parts of the plants will be damaged in the upper to mid teens. I have sometimes had trouble with mites and have cut off the affected portions to fairly good success even when this means nearly cutting the plant to the ground.

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Penstemon Apple Blossom