Penstemon

PENSTEMON A genus almost exclusively American, it contains some of the showiest species any gardener could wish for, and in terms of plants not seeds we have the largest selection, we think, in the world. Most are fairly easy to grow, the main problem is die-back, we have been trying to select the most resistant clones and think we have some good ones, including a few rather difficult dwarf western species.



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Penstemon albidus (lavender)

Penstemon albidus (lavender)

Another cute little Penstemon for the rock garden. Unlike straight albidus which has white flowers, this selection has a very attractive creamy-lavender cast.
$8.00

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Penstemon arenicola

Penstemon arenicola

Small foliage, cute and slightly glaucous with dense whorls of blue flowers on short clusters.
$8.00

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Penstemon caryi

Penstemon caryi

A small, 10-40cm Penstemon with sky-blue flowers. Found only in parts of the Bighorn Mountains in Northern Wyoming. Very rare in cultivation and of course in the wild.
$8.00

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Penstemon digitalis Huskers Red alba

Penstemon digitalis Huskers Red alba

Attractive mounds of purple foliage give rise to tall scapes with large clusters of pink buds that open white; this is a popular border species that can serve as an alternate foodplant for checkerspots.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Penstemon hallii

Penstemon hallii

A classic alpine Penstemon, these are from a Bradshaw collection in Park Co CO at 11,100', the compact tufts of foliage are nearly hidden by the short dense scapes of flowers, and for general rock garden use, this is one of the very best species, see photo Rocky Mountain Alpines, the one in Penstemons does not do it justice.
$8.00

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Penstemon linearioides ex case

Penstemon linearioides ex case

This is a favorite dwarf Penstemon, needle like intensely silvery leaves, forming tiny mats small enough for troughs. It never suffers from any dieback and seems very easy for a caespitose Penstemon, this would be a first rank plant even if it never flowered, and the flowers are lovely as well.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Penstemon pinifolius 'Iron Man'

Penstemon pinifolius 'Iron Man'

Seedlings ex Alplains from this almost non stop blooming clone with vibrant tangerine flowers, hopefully they come fairly true but at worst you will get some nice plants with a good compact habit.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Penstemon pinifolius 'Magdalina Sunshine'

Penstemon pinifolius 'Magdalina Sunshine'

An improved version of the above, more and bigger flowers, better habit, bla bla bla.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Penstemon pinifolius 'Mercer Yellow'

Penstemon pinifolius 'Mercer Yellow'

A small shrubby species with needle like leaves on a compact plants. The low bushes are adorned with spikes of tubular yellow flowers (normally they are crimson scarlet).____ZONE 4
$8.00

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Penstemon rydbergii

Penstemon rydbergii

A smaller penstemon, maybe a foot or so tall, with bright blue flowers. Requires good drainage. Zone 3.
$8.00

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