Joy Creek Nursery

061-163   Penstemon 'Purple Tiger'  

Penstemon 'Purple Tiger'
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Penstemon 'Purple Tiger' is a Joy Creek Introduction. An upright shrub with flowers that appear midway between 'Blue Midnight' and 'Stapleford Gem' in color. Broad, finely serrated foliage. The small flower throats are striped an intense purple.

Summer to first frost.  30 in. x 30 in.

Purple Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9
All of the garden hybrid Penstemons need full sun and well-drained soil. We mulch the crowns with 1/4-10 crushed gravel which discourages crown rot by letting water drain off the crown quickly. When planting Penstemons we fertilize them only lightly and then never again. Over fertilizing Penstemons promotes the development of lush soft growth which leads to excessive die back in the winter.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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