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Penstemon ‘Thorn’

Penstemon ‘Thorn’ or Pride of the Mountain ‘Thorn’ is from the Plantaginaceae family of plants. They also call it Penstemon ‘Apple Blossom’ or Beardtongue ‘Thorn’. It is a perennial. They sometimes plant it as an annual. Penstemon ‘Thorn’ is a hybrid. Penstemon is the largest genus of flowering plants native to North America.

Penstemon ‘Thorn’ is easy to grow. It grows to about 75cm or 30in tall. Penstemon ‘Thorn’ has narrow leaves. The leaves are deep green. They are glossy. It grows panicles of tubular flowers. The flowers emerge from pink buds. The color of the flowers is white with a tinge of pink at the edges of the corolla. Penstemon ‘Thorn’ flowers in summer continuing into autumn.

Penstemon 'Thorn'
Penstemon ‘Thorn’

How to grow Penstemon ‘Thorn’:

Grow Penstemon ‘Thorn’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in well-drained soil. It adapts to most soil types. It works well in borders as well as containers. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It is deer-resistant. Propagate Penstemon ‘Thorn’ by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. You may also propagate by division. Deadhead flowers to increase flower season. Watch out for downy mildew, slugs, snails, or eelworms.

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