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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 Penstemon Apple Blossom plants to the ground. Penstemon Apple Blossom is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon Apple Blossom

Pale pink flowers of Penstemon Apple Blossom. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Genus Penstemon featured on this site:
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifoliius
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus