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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
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Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


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'