Rocky Mountain penstemon

Penstemon strictus 'Bandera'

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Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus 'Bandera')
PEN-steh-mon STRIK-tus
Genus:  Penstemon
Rocky Mountain penstemon is an upright perennial that forms a mat of glossy green leaves from which arise straight, 2-foot-tall stems bearing rich purple blooms. It flowers in early June and occasionally throughout the summer. Blooms contrast nicely with yellow-blooming plants.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native from Wyoming to Arizona.
Care:  Grow in full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Divide in spring. Evergreen foliage spreads rapidly, so rooted stems can be divided from the outer edges of a clump.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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