|Our plants have slender, pointed leaves, and a somewhat lax habit |
Low-growing, mat-forming species. Our seed came from the Nisqually Cream variety, which has creamy white flowers rather than the blue of the plain species – but the offspring has reverted to blue. The flowers are so small (maybe a quarter inch long), I had to do a double-take when I noticed them coming into bloom in mid-May. Definitely the smallest-flowered penstemon I've grown thus far. Still, the effect of a plant with multiple flowering stems will be quite nice.
||blue or white (May)
||give a month moist cold, then germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Read about all the penstemon species in our garden
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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- Seed for 'Nisqually Cream' from '05 trade. Pot sown outside Jan 2, ~20 seedlings by May 2
- Seed from '08 trade, stored cold over summer. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F with light (56%G, 2-16d). Low survival rate.
- Seed from '14 trade, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F with light (75%G, 4-10d)
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May 13, 2011