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Golden-beard penstemon

Penstemon barbatus

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Golden-beard penstemon is part of the Penstemon (Beard-tongue) genus. Its scientific name is Penstemon barbatus.

It is a flower and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Golden-beard penstemon normally grows with a erect habit to a mature height of 1.80 metres (that's 5.85 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

United States is believed to be where Golden-beard penstemon originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Golden-beard penstemon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden-beard penstemon

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  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 4 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Golden-beard penstemon tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Golden-beard penstemon is thought of as hardy, so Golden-beard penstemon will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Golden-beard penstemon to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Golden-beard penstemon from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Golden-beard penstemon about 63 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Golden-beard penstemon

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Golden-beard penstemon is a hardy plant.

How long does Golden-beard penstemon take to grow?

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When should I plant Golden-beard penstemon?

Our when to plant Golden-beard penstemon estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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Golden-beard penstemon Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin barbatus meaning “bearded”

Other names for Golden-beard penstemon

Beard tongue, Red penstemon, Golden-beard penstemon, Beardlip penstemon, Goldfield, Scarlet bugler

Chelone barbata, Penstemon barbatus subsp. barbatus

Misspellings: Penstemon barbutus, Golden beard Penstemon, Goldenbeard Penstemon

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