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Penstemon Blue Lips

Blue Lips hybrid Beardtongue

Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal the wonderful blue-gray evergreen foliage. A High Country Gardens introduction.

SKU# 75798

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Regular Price: $8.99

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Plant - 2.5" deep pot

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SKU 75798
Common Name Blue Lips hybrid Beardtongue
Botanical Name Penstemon Blue Lips
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 10" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Evergreen, Rabbit Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Suitable above 7000 ft, Western Only
10" tall x 15-18" wide (Cutting propagated.) Give your garden a kiss of blue with Penstemon 'Blue Lips'. Discovered by High Country Gardens chief horticulturist David Salman, this showy hybrid Beardtongue is a delight in the late spring garden with its profuse display of bright blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. After its month-long flowering display, shear off the faded flower spikes to display the plant's attractive blue-gray mat of needle-like evergreen foliage. A cross between two superb wildflower species, Penstemon crandalii and Penstemon linariodes v. coloradensis, 'Blue Lips' a real gem in the Western garden being a showy, long lived easy-to-grow hybrid wildflower. Plant it in a full sun site in infertile, well drained soil. Very resistant to browsing rabbits.
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