There's no hiding from it: 'Midnight Masquerade' from Proven Winners is one of the best perennials for sun we've seen in ages! It's much more colorful, much sturdier, and much more disease resistant than older types, and hummingbirds and other pollinators love it. In spring, handsome burgundy foliage emerges, followed soon by sturdy flower spikes of cupped purple florets. This hardy and heat-tolerant perennial blooms in early and midsummer, and its dramatic foliage pairs perfectly with white and yellow flowers.
Plant size: 3-3.5'/1.0-1.2m tall and 2-2.5'/.7-.8m wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
Notable features: native, compact, deer resistant, colorful foliage, Proven Winners.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade' pp#29,603
This plant has produced many leaves at its base but no stems and flowers. It is planted in a pot with nutritional soil.
Now 5 months later, this is how it looks--healthy but not as advertised.
Arrived in good condition. Planted 1 month now and appears healthy but showing no signs of new growth.
It was quite torn up during shipping and loaded with fungus gnats. The cardinal plants recovered much faster and have grown. This one is just holding on. Hopefully it will start growing soon.
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