Penstemon Mesa

Prairie Penstemon, Beardtongue

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

In stock for Spring 2017

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An American native, Penstemon Mesa sports deep lavender-blue tubular, two-lipped flowers with pale throats above a mound of narrow lance-shaped dark green vigorous foliage. A rich vivid color for a summer bed. Thrives in a wide range of sites and soils, very drought tolerant. Nearly evergreen.

Details

Item Code: PEME
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20"
Spacing: Plant 14" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
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
  • 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.

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.