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Penstemon heterophyllus ‘True Blue’


Foothill Beard-tongue

USDA Zone: 8-9

Plant number: 1.405.860


This species of Beard-tongue is native to California and Oregon, where it grows on dry hillsides. Plants form a low, shrubby clump of evergreen leaves, bearing spikes of clear-blue flowers for weeks on end. Removing faded flowers will encourage more buds to form all summer long. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Needs good drainage. Performs very well in the rock garden, as an edging, or in mixed tubs and containers. Plants should be pruned back to about 2 inches in early spring, since the new stems provide the best colour. Drought tolerant, once established.

Further details for
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘True Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Penstemon heterophyllus ‘True Blue’


Foothill Beard-tongue

USDA Zone: 8-9

Plant number: 1.405.860


This species of Beard-tongue is native to California and Oregon, where it grows on dry hillsides. Plants form a low, shrubby clump of evergreen leaves, bearing spikes of clear-blue flowers for weeks on end. Removing faded flowers will encourage more buds to form all summer long. Attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds. Needs good drainage. Performs very well in the rock garden, as an edging, or in mixed tubs and containers. Plants should be pruned back to about 2 inches in early spring, since the new stems provide the best colour. Drought tolerant, once established.

Further details for
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘True Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.