BEARDTONGUE PENSTEMON MIX
This Penstemon mix is unique because it includes a large mix of species, not just a mix of colors. This means that there will be many different sizes and shapes of plants and flowers, and probably the biggest range of colors possible!
Beardtongue (Penstemon) are fast-growing perennials, with trumpet-shaped blooms. Some trumpets can be quite large. They are a favorite of hummingbirds, supplying valuable nectar for them to eat! These flowers are also a favorite of butterflies, and of gardeners because they are so easy to grow. Plants bloom throughout the season until frost.
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.