About Penstemon Rondo
As you can see, these are stunningly beautiful blooming plants. A colorful plant for mid-summer, Penstemon Rondo has loads of tubular flowers. At a time when dry periods are a certainty, Penstemon Rondo holds up brilliantly. At 15" keep these plants close to the front of the border where you can enjoy their many wonderful shades of pink, purple, carmine, and rose tubular bells and you can watch the hummingbirds enjoy them as well.
Bloom Time: Summer
Penstemon Rondo Features: Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower, Attracts Hummingbirds, 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 a continuous flowering!