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Waggon Wheel® Bluemat Penstemon

Penstemon caespitosus 'P022S'
SKU: HC018194
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
Penstemon caespitosus ‘P022S' (Waggon Wheel® Bluemat Beardtongue) is a resilient native cultivar from Plant Select®. This compact Penstemon lights up a summer garden with glowing lavender-purple flowers. It’s a beauty in a rock or crevice garden, or along sunny paths with good drainage. Penstemon caespitosus is a pollinator favorite and has special value to native bees. In winter, evergreen mats of foliage add winter interest.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon caespitosus 'P022S'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Winter Interest, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Bloom Time


Penstemon caespitosus ‘P022S' (Waggon Wheel® Bluemat Beardtongue) grows with prostrate stems in circular mats of evergreen foliage. The tiny spoon-like leaves make way for small tubular violet-blue flowers in summer, providing nourishment for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial native insects. Native to the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, Penstemon caespitosus thrives in lean, well-drained soil. It will tolerate clay soils but doesn’t like to be over-watered. Nice in low-maintenance containers too, they grow nicely with Lewisia, dwarf Lavender, and Sedum. A perfect addition to a xeric garden, rock garden, or lean area, it’s a low-maintenance plant that will gently spread once established. Introduced by Plant Select® – waterwise, garden-tested plants proven to thrive in the high plains and intermountain west for more beauty, with less work.