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Grand Mesa Penstemon

Penstemon mensarum
SKU: HC017291
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon mensarum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


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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