Joy Creek Nursery

061-214   Penstemon 'Wine Kissed'  

Penstemon 'Wine Kissed'
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Penstemon 'Wine Kissed' is a Joy Creek Introduction chosen for the size of bloom, strength of color and overall habit. This was originally known as one of our 'Lip Series' because of its vivid painted lips and white throat. This is the fourth of the Kissed Series. Even in mid-November the intense wine red lips surrounding the white throat beckon seductively from our dry border garden.

Summer to first frost.  2 ft. x 15 in.

Dark Wine Red 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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