Beard-tongue 'Dark Towers' Penstemon 'Dark Towers' (PBR)

beard-tongue 'Dark Towers'


'Dark Towers' is a bushy, semi-evergreen perennial to about 75cm tall, with narrow, dark green leaves heavily flushed with deep red-purple . The tubular, two-tone pink flowers are produced in airy spires over along period from early summer to late autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      beard-tongue 'Dark Towers'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Deadhead regularly or, after flowering, shorten flowered stems by half to encourage further flowering. Cut back to just above new shoots, or lowest healthy leaves, in spring after frost has passed

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings in midsummer, or by division in spring

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by slugs, snails and chrysanthemum eelworms

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to powdery mildews