Alberta beardtongue

Penstemon albertinus

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Alberta beardtongue (Penstemon albertinus)
Genus:  Penstemon
Deep blue, delicate spires to 16 inches tall appear late spring and early summer above thick, sturdy leaves.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native to Alberta, Canada.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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