MissionBells™ Deep Rose Penstemon

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A showy hybrid Beardtongue that puts on a terrific display of deep rose color, the MissionBells™ Deep Rose Penstemon (Penstemon x 'Deep Rose'), bearing spikes of tubular flowers! Hummingbirds relish in these rosy-pink blooms with lighter interiors. You will love the contrast between the blossoms and their burgundy stems as the nodding blooms wave in the breeze and under the weight of all the bees squeezing into them for the valuable nectar reserves!

Deep Rose features tall wands of light and airy tubular blooms that hang bell-like from the 2-foot tall slender stems! The gorgeous mounds of green foliage are the perfect foil to the wand-like blooms and even look great as garden edging once those flowers fade.

MissionBells™ Penstemon are fantastic cultivars of the very hardy native wildflower found throughout the entire US. Highly adaptable to USDA growing zones 5-9, Deep Rose blooms vibrantly from late spring through the heat of summer, much to the delight of your cut flower vases and bouquets!

Planting and Application:

Deep Rose Penstemon are fantastic cut flower and pollinator border plants! The tall wands add height and color to Cottage borders and throughout modernized prairie and wildflower gardens in the sun! However, these elegant wands are tough enough for mailbox plantings, perfect for Fire-wise landscaping, as edging along paths and driveways, around mailboxes and that harsh hell-strip, or in Xeric plantings and Rock gardens! So versatile!

These are smaller upright perennials and are perfect for use as thrillers in containers and planters! You will love having these rosy blooms close by your favorite chair or hammock! Dress up a sunny porch or patio, and add butterflies and color to a seating area! Welcome everyone to your front door with rosy Penstemon waving tall in mixed planters!

  • Rosy Pink Tall Wands on Burgundy Stems
  • Upright Mounding Herbaceous Perennial
  • Small-Sized Xeric & Very Easy-Care
  • Pollinator-Friendly & Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Specimen, Rock Gardens, Borders & Large Planters

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Penstemon flowers best in full sun and in well-drained soil conditions, preferring average soil types on the lean side. Provide regular moisture access throughout their first year, but once these herbaceous perennials are established, they are blissfully drought-tolerant and xeric! Provide a 3-4 inch thick layer of Mulch around their crowns well. Very cold tolerant, you can leave the seed heads as winter interest and attract songbirds, or you can deadhead after the flowers fade. Trim all foliage down late fall after frost, and divide every few years to maintain the vigor of the crown.

  • Full Sun Blooms
  • Average to Low Fertility & Average to Low Moisture
  • Well-Drained Soil & Appreciates Mulch
  • Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Deer & Rabbit-Resistant

The new and improved MissionBells™ Deep Rose Penstemon is just the cheerful perennial your garden needs for height, butterflies, and color without any muss or fuss! Order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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MissionBells™ Deep Rose Penstemon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Penstemon x 'Deep Rose'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 20 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No