Penstemon heterophyllus Electric Blue is truly electric with its neon shades of magenta and cyan! A cultivar of the native Foothills Beardtongue, it blooms in late spring and is 15-18" tall x 10-12" wide.
It grows best in “lean”(which means it does not like fertilizer), fast draining soil with full sun and very little additional irrigation once established. Deadheading will keep the plant tidy and the beautiful foliage in good condition.
Penstemon, whose name means 5 (pente) stamens (stemon) referring to its 5 stamens, 4 of which are fertile while the fifth is often bearded giving rise to the common name, is native to western North America and Mexico. ... See MoreSee Less