50/50 Specials

Penstemon heterophyllus Electric Blue

Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18" (Plant 14" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 6-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Flowering spikes with trumpets of vivid blue. Carefree and drought resistant, this Penstemon sports an interesting purple blush at the stems. Glossy green foliage is a nice complement. Flowers first year.

Attractive glossy deep green foliage. Requires a well-drained soil.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attracrt butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care:

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12 tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3 -4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: PEEB