Penstemon virgatus Blue Buckle

Beardtongue

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: PEBB

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Shorter with dense upright clusters of violet-blue flowers emerging from glossy dark green foliage. Penstemon Blue Buckle is long blooming and adaptable to heat and drought. Perfect for edging a path to your favorite bench or around a birdbath.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers

Penstemon General Information

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract 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.