Common Name: The Glaucous Beardtongue
Seed Count: 200
Family: Hardy Perennial
Native to the Western coast of USA this very dry hardy penstemon grows on dry forested slopes. Neat rosettes of oval to lance shaped leaves are coated with a whitish waxy powder giving it a sage green appearance. From these arise stout stems with 1-5 whorls each densely packed with deep blue flowers with a pale yellow beard. Enjoys full sun to light shade. In well drained slightly acidic soils. Hardy and easy. 60cm x 45cm.
Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C. keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.