About Penstemon Twizzle
Our new Penstemon “Twizzle” is the Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner for 2017! They have been bred to be tall, graceful, extra hardy and with a long bloom season from summer into fall. Its stems, covered with rich scarlet tubular bells that are prized by hummingbirds. This is a no maintenance plant!
Bloom Time: Summer
Penstemon Twizzle Features: Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought Tolerant, Perennial
Planting and Growing Penstemon
Make sure your Penstemon “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for more flowering!