'Midnight Masquerade' Beardtongue Penstemon | Proven Winners

This Penstemon will help fill the gap in your lineup for a taller, attractive foliage option. 'Midnight Masquerade' produces a sturdy clump of deep burgundy purple leaves. The dark color of the foliage is most pronounced in direct UV sunlight. This variety's dark foliage can be enjoyed all season, but in bloom, the overall effect is stunning.

Rich lavender-purple flowers have pure white interiors and are produced on dark stems just above the foliage. An improvement on other varieties, this superior selection boasts a fuller, more refined habit, more vibrant flower color, and a more consistent, floriferous flowering performance. A must-have addition to the sun perennial garden!

Like all of our Penstemons, this one takes the heat and humidity in stride but is also very cold hardy. It continues to provide terrific color in the landscape all season long.

Penstemons are very drought tolerant perennials that are easy to grow and are rarely bothered by insects or diseases. Plant them in full sun and watch as hummingbirds feast on their delicious nectar.

  • Foliage Interest
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
  • Native to North America

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 36 - 40 Inches
  • Spacing: 28 - 32 Inches
  • Spread: 28 - 32 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Purple, White
  • Flower Shade: Lavender purple with white interiors
  • Foliage Colors: Purple
  • Foliage Shade: Deep eggplant purple
  • Habit: Upright
  • Container Role: Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer - Mid Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b 
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Cut Flower, Mass Planting
  • Maintenance Notes: This easy-to-grow perennial performs best in full sun and dry to average, well-drained soil. Mulch lightly in winter.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc
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