Penstemon ‘Super Star’

(Beard Tongue)

By September 29, 2022
Close up of several pink blooming flowers on a Penstemon 'Super Star', Beard Tongue perennial

About Penstemon ‘Super Star’ (Beard Tongue)

This interesting perennial bloomer is known as Penstemon ‘Super Star’. Deep magenta, tubular flowers sit atop long green stalks, a perfect shape for visiting hummingbirds to enjoy their nectar. This plant is commonly referred to as Beard Tongue because of its flowers resemblance of an open mouth inviting other local pollinators like bees, butterflies and birds to flock to this plant.  Growing an average mature landscape size of 1.5-2′ x 1.5-2′, this flowering variety is known to be easy to care for and grows well in California climate conditions.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Penstemon ‘Super Star’ in an area that receives full sun exposure using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help establish its roots, then reduce frequency to occasionally expect during periods of extreme heat. This plant is both drought tolerant and hardy to below freezing temperatures and can even thrive in areas that receive regular wind exposure.

Landscape design ideas

Penstemon ‘Super Star’ is a perfect addition to cottage style gardens. Its easy care and drought tolerant qualities make this variety a logical choice for California landscape designs. Apart from its practicality, this variety looks best when planted among other colorful perennials like Mimulus aurantiacus or Pelargonium peltatum red.

Botanical Name: Penstemon 'Super Star'

Common Name: Beard Tongue

Average Landscape Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Deep magenta

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Perennial Shrub

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Color, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Easy Pruning, Ornamental Plant, Tolerates Light Frost, Attracts Hummingbirds,