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Penstemon mensarum

Grand Mesa Beardtongue

Grand Mesa Beardtongue is a rare beauty native to the slopes of western Colorado. Its stunning in bloom with numerous deep cobalt-blue flowers held over attractive evergreen foliage.

SKU# 75749

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Plant - 2.5" deep pot

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SKU 75749
Common Name Grand Mesa Beardtongue
Botanical Name Penstemon mensarum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region USA
18" tall x 12-15" wide (seed propagated). The richly colored, deep cobalt-blue and lavender flowers of Penstemon mensarum will leave you in awe. When planted with other late spring bloomers like lemon- yellow Achillea Moonshine and red Salvia greggii Furman's Red, you will have a traffic- stopping color combination. Grand Mesa Beardtongue grows to form a sturdy semi-woody plant with deep glossy green foliage. A long-lived Penstemon when grown in a lean, well- drained soil where it gets a lot of sun. Clip off the bloomed-out flower spikes right at their base, then thin out and shape the stems at the base of the plant for a profusion of flowers the next spring.
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