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Blue Lips Penstemon

Penstemon x 'Blue Lips'
SKU: HC014676
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Exclusive. 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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction. 2009 Plant of the Year.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon x 'Blue Lips'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
10" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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. 2009 Plant of the Year. 
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