Penstemon

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Asked by tootsie3456 on May 18, 2016
Beard Tongue Red Riding Hood

What zone is this for?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on July 13, 2017
Peneston,Beardstongue

didn’t bloom last year,cut back nice new leaves but still no flower.heard they dont live long,is the plant done?planted new cutting,nice leaves but still no flowers,does this take more than one season?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Their are hundreds of varieties of Penstemon, and the growing zone and hardiness depends on the variety.
It may be too cold for the particular variety that you have planted.

Too cold or too warm and Penstemon will act as an annual.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/penstemon/penstemon-beard-tongue.htm

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Asked by Carmelita Britton on August 4, 2017
Plants Poisonous to Dogs

We have a new puppy who chews everything. Is Penstemon harmful to pets?

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shelley
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Asked by Carmelita Britton on August 10, 2017
Plants Poisonous to Dogs

I previously asked whether penstemen is poisonous to dogs. Answers posted referred me to the excellent ASPCA reference, which I actually had already checked prior to posting my question. I posted the question because neither their “poisonous” nor “non-poisonous” list includes penstemen. I’ll continue to check with other animal poison control sites and monitor this Gardening website to see if anyone else has other ideas,.

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MichiganDot

I assume you've talked to your vet, the person who will have the most up-to-date info. I was able to find this reference: http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=12470

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Asked by Anonymous on October 3, 2017
Penstemon Rubrum

please can you tell me if this plant is harmful to cats if eaten ..
thank you mrs anita hill

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MichiganDot

It certainly isn't among the most toxic plants listed for cats but it isn't listed as safe either. (https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/cats-plant-list). That probably means there just isn't any information either way. I've grown penstemon for years and I've never seen my feline show any interest in it. It is always best to check with your local vet.

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