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Penstemon x mexicali Shadow Mountain

Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-24" (Plant 15-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Lavender / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Lavender blue cousin of Red Rocks. Penstemon Shadow Mountain delights with spikes of lavender blue flowers with white throats. Very upright and showy. A Plant Select® introduction.

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

Features to Note:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: PESH