Rocky Mountain Blue Penstemon Seeds

Heirloom, Native

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A long-lived, heirloom penstemon, Rocky Mountain Blue enhances the garden all year. Its exquisite blue-violet flower spikes attract pollinators and bloom for about a month in early summer, followed by satiny brown teardrop seedpods. In winter, the plants' evergreen basal rosettes turn from green to reddish purple. An easy to grow, very hardy and drought-tolerant choice for both wildflower plantings and formal garden borders.
$1.89 350 mg

Botanical Name: Penstemon strictus

Family: Plantaginaceae

Native: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 4–9

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: Brilliant, 1" blue-violet, tubular flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Early summer

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date or late fall.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Germinates best in cooler soils (near 55°F).

Days to Emerge: 14–35 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to one every 18"

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Rocky Mountain Blue Penstemon Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
A great drought tolerant plant for Hummingbirds.
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This RMP can survive with little to no water. It's easy to grow and is a perfect plant to attract hummingbirds.
Debra Bouricius

Stunning
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Mine are in their third year and each time they bloom I cannot quit looking and photographing them. The colors are breathtaking and they are one of the hardiest plants in my garden. Greatly attractive to small native pollinators.
Paula Mann

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