Penstemon Margarita BOP

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Prolific Snapdragon-Like Flowers
Long blooming and long lived; plump yellow buds open to sky-blue flowers that mature to iridescent hues of blue, violet and purple. The soil, sunlight and watering all can change the flower color; therefore, often the color will vary from year to year. Extremely drought tolerant once established, BOP stands for ‘Bottom of the Porch’ where it was discovered at Las Pilitas Nursery in Santa Margarita, CA. Penstemon Margarita BOP is a versatile perennial that tolerates a wide range of garden conditions. Prolific snapdragon-like flowers highlight the deep-green, fine, linear foliage. A cinch to grow – no pampering needed.

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Code PEMB
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species x heteropyllus
Height Medium 2'
Spacing Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
6-10
Soil Type Normal, Sandy
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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 dry winter mulch in colder zones.