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Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.13m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.18m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii. Spikes of tubular, purple-blue flowers appear in early summer, with toothed, mid green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

W Canada

Interest and use

Container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in the spring or autumn.

Propagation

Sow seed in spring or autumn or by division or clumps in early spring. Semi ripe cuttings can be taken in summer and early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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