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Penstemon strictus

Mountain penstemon

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Penstemon strictus (Mountain penstemon). This is a neat and compact border plant it is densely covered with flowering spikes of violet-blue blooms in the summer months. The foliage is a deep green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Sub-shrub

Other common names

Stiff beardtongue

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Rock garden, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can 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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