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2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
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4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Penstemon heterophyllus Electric Blue is a selected form of the Foothills Beardtongue, a small growing evergreen shrub from California, that blooms in late spring with a memorable display of intensely blue flowers.
Tips for growing Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Penstemon are generally evergreen and have beautiful flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Most varieties are rabbit resistant.
*To keep penstemon that have finely textured or matted evergreen foliage looking their best, you'll want to 'deadhead" them. Shear off the fading flowering spikes just as the plant is going out of flower. Gently bunch the flower spikes together with one hand and cut them off at the point where they go down into the mat of foliage with your clipper in your other hand. Recommended for the following varieties: P. pinifolius types (‘Compactum', ‘Mersea Yellow', ‘Nearly Red', ‘Magdalena Sunshine' and ‘Tall Orange Mix'), as well as Penstemon linarioides v. coloradensis and Penstemon virens ('Blue Lips').
More in-depth guidance for growing Penstemon: Watch our video: How To Plant Penstemon or read articles: Growing Penstemon, Penstemon for the Waterwise Garden, David’s Favorite Plants: Pineleaf Beardtongue, The Beardtongue Family: Penstemania for Penstemon and The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers (Part 2).
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Beautiful blue blooms - plan to buy a couple more
from Boise, ID
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Comments about High Country Gardens Penstemon heterophyllus Electric Blue:
I bought this plant last spring - it bloomed the same year, and now, in Boise, ID it's blooming again (early May). The flowers are a true blue. The plant is covered in blooms. I have always been very satisfied with plants from High Country Gardens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Taylorsville, UT
I panted this at 7000 ft. in soil that drains quickly and poor in nutrients. The first year it grew to over a foot and had blooms all over it. The hummingbirds were attracted and the plant looked like lights in the garden; spectacular in my high garden. As I finish this critique, I will order more.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointed: it never bloomed
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Humman,We are so sorry to hear of your disappointment! Our perennials are constantly pruned to ensure all energy is being put towards the root system. We do this so that once you plant it, it will establish quicker. Because of this, our perennials tend to continue to focus on root growth once planted. Often, our perennials will start blooming the second year. Please know that we are truly committed to your success and satisfaction. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products. We encourage you to give us a call at 1-800-925-9387 One of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Happy Gardening!
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