Esprit Mix Penstemon Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #03741-PK-P1


Flowers the first year from seed | One of the best for cut flowers

One of the largest-flowered and most colorful Penstemons yet, Esprit Mix offers a range of pink-, red-, and purple-toned blooms with crisp white eyes. Esprit Mix Penstemon blooms the first year from seed if started early, it can be raised as an annual everywhere Esprit Mix Penstemon isn't hardy, and is quite drought-tolerant once established in the garden.

Esprit Mix Penstemon offers 2-inch tubular blooms crowded along tall, very long-lasting stems. In flower the plant reaches 24 to 30 inches high in the sunny garden, a magnet for butterflies and bees. Native to the Great Plains, this happy-go-lucky perennial loves dry soil and doesn't mind poor fertility, heat, or other stresses.

Spreading about a foot wide, Esprit Mix Penstemon is a fine choice for containers as well as the sunny border. The foliage is silvery-green and held well below the blooms, in neat rosettes. Evergreen in mild climates, this is a hardy native plant you shouldn't miss.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Penstemon
Species grandiflorus
Variety Esprit Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Light Purple, Mix, Pink, Red, White
Foliage Color Medium Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 04, 2019

Slow start but I love them

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

This is my second year from seeds. First year had a few flowers. This year I have a few more. What I do babe are lovely colors. I’m hoping next year will be a really great year with well established plants!

Bev from GA
January 21, 2019

Great germination rate - wintersowed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I wintersowed these plants, and had a great germination rate. I had some blooms, and am looking forward to seeing what these plants do their second year. They are in planters, as well as the landscape in various areas in my yard.

Bev from GA
January 28, 2015

Great Perennial

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I wintersowed the seeds. The seedlings Bloomed first year as advertised. One packet of seeds produced more than 50 plants in colors of red, pink, and light purple with white throats.

Karen from PA

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