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Purple Ozark Penstemon

Penstemon cobaea v. purpurea
SKU: HC018074
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Penstemon cobaea var. purpurea 'Purple Ozark' (Beardtongue) is a native wildflower with huge lavender-blue flowers and glossy deep green foliage. Magnificent is barely adequate to describe this richly colored Penstemon. Bumblebees adore this plant and actually fit into these oversized flowers when pollinating them! A rare variety from southern Missouri Ozarks, this native plant treasure is seldom seen in garden cultivation. Blooming in early summer with nectar-rich flowers, this perennial is a favorite of the bumblebees. A special addition for waterwise gardens.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon cobaea v. purpurea
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Evergreen
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
18-30" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
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