Penstemon Mesa

Prairie Penstemon, Beardtongue
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Low Water Needs Once Established
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.

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Code PEME
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
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
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.