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Photo unavailable PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Fountain Grass, Foxtail Grass

Grass: Early bloomer with burgundy, smokey purple bottlebrush plumes emerging in mid summer. Deep green foliage forms a round, arching habit that fades to a gold in the fall. Exposure: full sun. Prefers dry soil, but can tolerate moist, well draining soil. Water: moderate. Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Great next to ponds or streams, in prairie & meadow plantings, or in beds and borders. Height: 3-4’. Width: 2-3’. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM messiacum, Red Bunny Tail Grass PENNISETUM messiacum
Red Bunny Tail Grass

Deer resistant. The stocky, purple flowers are as soft as a bunny’s tail. The leaves form a small tuft to 12" with the flowers extending to 28". The blooms move & sway beautifully in the breeze. It is an excellent grass for large pots and as a border plant. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Can be treated as an annual, but has shown hardiness to USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM orientale
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" silvery pink plumes. Size: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose', Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass) PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders and pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: deep green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" dusty rose plumes. 3-4' x 1.5-2' w/ plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5 or <. PP12909.

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks', Variegated Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass) PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks'
Variegated Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass)

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Dazzling red foliage has stripes of white, green and pink throughout the season. Nice good ground cover, border, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Clump forming. Height: 24-30". Width: 24-30". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9. PP#18504

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM setaceum 'Rubrum'
Purple Leaved Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass)

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Clump forming, good ground cover, border, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Doesn't set seed. Nice purple foliage. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

PENNISETUM spathiolatum, Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass PENNISETUM spathiolatum
Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice clumping, arching habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Bloom time: summer-fall with 3-4" tawny pink plumes. Habit: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 2-3' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON 'Blackbird'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast, fire, deer and gopher tolerant. Blackbird is a vigorous and floriferous selection. Border plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: dark burgundy. Height: 2-4 feet. Width: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8 OR <.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON 'Firebird'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Border plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red. Size: 2-4' x 1.5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. P. gloxinioides 'Firebird')

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON 'Flock of Flamingos'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, coast, deer, gopher and fire. Bedding, border, cut flower, and cottage garden plant with tubular flowers that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Has masses of flowers that change from dark to light pink as the flowers age. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pink. Clump forming. Height: 14 inches. Width: 18 inches. Flowers to 36 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6-9. PPAF

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON 'Midnight'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Border plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: purple. Size: 2-4' x 1.5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. P. gloxinioides 'Midnight')

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON 'Red Riding Hood'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Native to the Rocky Mountains and southwest US. Border plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: red. Height: 18". Spread: 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON barbatus Rock Candy 'Blue' (= 'Novapenblu')
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, heat, deer & fire. The Rock Candy Series is compact & has bold colors that are… "sweet as candy, tough as nails!" Great in borders, rock gardens, along walkways, in pots & as a cut flower. Has bell-shaped bluish-purple blooms with white striped throats on compact flower spikes in spring-fall. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Ht: 12 in. Width: 12 in. Expos: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z5. PP #27,786

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON barbatus var. praecox Pristine 'Lila Purple'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. A real hummingbird magnet! An upright, clumping variety with large sturdy stems that are stacked with tubular dark purple flowers. Great in borders, rock gardens, along walkways or in containers. Also makes a nice cut flower. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 15-20". Spread: 16-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON digitalis 'Blackbeard'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers, fire and heat. Has the darkest foliage of any such hybrid! Border plant with burgundy red foliage maturing to dark black-purple. Clusters of tubular mauvy lavender flowers with a white throat attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Long lasting cut flower. Bloom time: summer. Size: 30-36" x 24"'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. PPAF

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON digitalis 'Husker's Red'
Border or Garden Penstemon, Beard Tongue

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers, fire and heat. Border plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Long lasting cut flower. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 2.5' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. PLANT OF THE YEAR-1995!

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'
Foothill Penstemon, Blue Bedder Penstemon

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. A seed strain from 1969 of the CA native P. heterophyllus. Border and rock garden plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: summer. Color: cobalt green buds open to vivid blue at maturity. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'
Foothill Penstemon, Blue Bedder Penstemon

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Of the California native P. heterophyllus. Border and rock garden plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: summer. Color: intense gentian blue. Height: 18 inches. Width: 18-24 inches. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'GMR White'
Foothill Penstemon, Blue Bedder Penstemon

Perennial: Evergreen. Related to CA native P. heterophyllus. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers, and fire. Border, container, and rock garden plant with tubular flowers that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: creamy buds open to white bells. Height: 18-30 inches. Width: 18-24 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6-10.

PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Magarita BOP', Foothill Penstemon, Blue Bedder Penstemon PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Magarita BOP'
Foothill Penstemon, Blue Bedder Penstemon

Perennial: California native. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Border and rock garden plant with tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: sky blue-reddish purple. Height: 2'. Width: 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z6.

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