Penstemon Cambridge Dwarf Mixed Colors – Item #456


An extra dwarf mixture of bright pinks, scarlet and purple. Blooms first year from seed, continuing for years. Very easy to grow in full sun to part shade. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Additional information

Weight .10 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: barely cover

Spacing: 1″ (3cm)

Sprouts In: 7-14 days

Thinning: 10″ (25cm)

Start indoors six weeks before last spring frost. Sow directly after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Plant in full sun in loose, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between watering. Keep area weeded when plants are young. Does not require fertilizer, but you can use a high phosphorous formula just before the blooming period to encourage blossoms.

Penstemon can also be propagated by rhizomes. Dig up and divide the plants every three to five years. Mulch to protect rhizomes over winter.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Penstemon barbatus

Height: 8-12″ (20-30cm)

Bloom Period: summer/fall

Type: hardy perennial