Forms a low mat of blue-green leaves. Deep blue tubular flowers appear on stems above. Occurs naturally in the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest. I've had limited success overwintering them in our garden areas, but I set a couple of survivors into hypertufa troughs, where they are doing just fine, for now.
||violet-blue (late spring)
|Late-April foliage on second-year plant |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F with light (37%G, 3-11d)
- Same seed as above, still in cold storage. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F with light (42%G, 3-10d)
- Same seed as above, still in cold storage. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F with light (74%G, 4-9d)
- Same seed as above, still in cold storage. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F with light (78%G, 3-13d)
Longest seed viability I've seen in penstemons.
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