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PENSTEMON 'Pink Chablis'

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

PENSTEMON 'Pink Chablis'

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Beardtongue, Hybrid Penstemon, Pink Chablis Penstemon

Special Notice

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General Description

Bright pink blossoms held in greater abundance plus amore tidy compact form gives this moisture resistant penstemon a new place in perennial gardens. Bred in Oregon, it is derived from the Saskatoon hybrids which resulted from crosses of Penstemon barbatus and a handful of other species which contribute both drought and moisture tolerance. This variety is particularly useful in the Northwest where excessive winter rains cause many penstemons to suffer root rot. Its shorter stature and more compact habit is less likely to weaken under water weight and wind.

The beautiful coloring of this variety is versatile due to evergreen foliage that survives the winter in all but the coldest climates. Dead-heading extends the blooming season as deep into fall as frost allows. This is a strong hummingbird lure. Longer lasting winter foliage also offers better off-season interest in the barren gardens. Although this hybrid is far more tolerant of moisture, it still depends on excellent drainage to look its best. Allow soil to dry between watering; feed often but mildly to keep up flower production to the fullest extent of the season.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No