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Penstemon Holly's White

Penstemon Holly's White puts on a great show of white flowers through the Spring, Summer and Fall. Penstemon Holly's White is at its best for two to three years. In order to continue to thrive new parts of Penstemon Holly's White must layer into the garden soil. Penstemon Holly's White is great for quickly filling in a young garden or a newly opened space. I regularly trim off the dead flower stalks to keep the plants blooming. I cut Penstemon Holly's White back heavily in the late winter. The Penstemon gloxinoides group will take temperatures down to 10° F. The upper parts of the plants will be damaged in the upper to mid teens. I have sometimes had trouble with mites and have cut off the affected portions to fairly good success even when this means nearly cutting Penstemon Holly's White to the ground. Penstemon Holly's White attracts the Variable Checkerspot and is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon Holly's White

All white flowers of the appropriately named Penstemon Holly's White. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

The closely related Keckiella cordifolia is appropriate for this list as well