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Penstemon Burgundy Brew

Penstemon Burgundy Brew puts on a great show of rich burgundy red flowers. The plants are at their best for two to three years but they do a tremendous job of quickly filling in a young garden or a newly opened space. I trim off the dead flowers and cut Penstemon Burgundy Brew back heavily in the late winter. If the plants air-layer on their own they can extend their lifespan significantly. The Penstemon gloxinoides group will take temperatures down to 10° F. I have sometimes had trouble with mites and have cut off the affected portions to fairly good success. Late freezes and temperatures into the mid teens will cause foliar damage. Penstemon Burgundy Brew is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon Burgundy Brew

Deep majenta purple flowers of Penstemon Burgundy Brew. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
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