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Penstemon procerus

Small-flowered penstemon

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Penstemon procerus (Small-flowered penstemon). A low slender perennial from North-western North America. Has pale green, lance-shaped to oblong leaves. Purple blue flowers appear in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Origin

Northwestern N. America

Interest and use

Rock garden, cutting bed, border, flower arranging Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate by division in the spring or from seed in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails and powdery mildew.

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