Grows from a woody base, but hasn't been long-lived in our garden, so I start new ones from seed occasionally. It produces pretty violet-pink flowers toward the middle of June. The flowers are about medium-sized for penstemons, and are smooth (not soft-hairy, like many other penstemons). The leaves are pointy, and slightly serrated. It's a shorter-growing species, not exceeding about 8" height in our garden.
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden, rock garden annex
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (10w; 33%G, 6-10w) - 70F (27%G, 2d)
Also pot outside 12/12/07.
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (15w; 70%G, 8-14w) - 70F (no further G)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (17w; 30%G, 14-17w) - 70F with light (6%G, 4d). Sprouted seed deteriorated quickly at room temperature in baggy.
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (18w; 63%G, 12-16w)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (15w; 33%G, 11-15w)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (14w) - 70F (4%G, 4d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (13w; 5%G, 12-13w) - 70F with light (8%G, 5-7d)
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June 06, 2015