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Penstemon virgatus 'Blue Buckle'

Penstemon virgatus 'Blue Buckle' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Jelitto® Seed

More About Penstemon virgatus 'Blue Buckle'

  • Profuse display of trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Spikes of violet-blue flowers
  • Glossy, dark green, lance-shaped leaves
  • Dwarf, compact, growing habit
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Height: 30 cm
  • Foliage Height: 15 cm

Interesting Notes:

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Zone:

5

Height:

12-15 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Violet-blue

Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, showy perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border. 

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Penstemon virgatus 'Blue Buckle' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Dwarf
Compact

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Penstemon virgatus 'Blue Buckle'