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Penstemon (Beardtongue)

Penstemons or Beardtongues are usually growing as perennials with a basal leaf rosette and several upright growing stems in summer with numerous showy, white, red, rose, blue, or bluish lilac trumpet shaped flowers. They are native in open, sunny spots in mountainous regions in North and Central America. Most beardtongue species are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Sow the fine seeds flat from autumn to mid spring on any well drained, rich soil, only finely cover seeds with sand. As for most winter hardy perennials, seeds require a cooling period for several months before they germinate in late spring to early summer, thus during winter place pots outside in a protected spot. Carefully transplant in summer or autumn as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
40 seeds per package.
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Penstemon comarrhenus (Canyon Beardtongue)

Penstemon comarrhenus (Canyon Beardtongue)

15 (25)cm, Canyon Beardtongue is a perennial with upright stems with sky blue to lilac blue, trumpet shaped flowers. It is native of rocky soils in New Mexico to Utah (SW USA). For any rich, very well drained, slightly rocky or sandy soil in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 3910 € 4,99
Penstemon compactus (Compact Penstemon)

Penstemon compactus (Compact Penstemon)

20 (30)cm, Compact Beardtongue is a dwarf species native of open spots in subalpine areas in Idahoe and Utah, USA. Penstemon compactus is a dwarf species with short, showy violet-blue flowers spikes above dark green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Cache County, Utah, USA, at an altitude of some 3.000 m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package0470 € 7,99
Penstemon confusus (Owens Valley Beardtongue)

Penstemon confusus (Owens Valley Beardtongue)

20 (30)cm, Owens Valley Beardtongue is a showy smaller species with a basal rosette of bluish-green leaves and bright magenta flowers and a wite throat. A first choice Penstemon species. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Iron County, Utah, USA, at some 2.000m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 7482 € 7,99
Penstemon cusickii (Basalt Beardtongue)

Penstemon cusickii (Basalt Beardtongue)

20cm, Basalt Beardtongue has showy rich blue to lavender or pale bluish-violet flowers above narrow leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Ada County, Idaho, USA at some 1.000m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6698 € 7,99
Penstemon cyananthus (Wasatch Beardtongue)

Penstemon cyananthus (Wasatch Beardtongue)

15 (25)cm, Wasatch Beardtongue is a perennial with upright stems with densely packed, rich blue, trumpet shaped flowers. It is native of higher elevations in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming (USA). For any rich, very well drained, slightly rocky or sandy soil in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 3911 € 4,99*
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Penstemon cyaneus (Blue Penstemon)

Penstemon cyaneus (Blue Penstemon)

25 (40)cm, Blue Penstemon is a spectacular species with bright bluish-green, broad lanceolate leaves and brilliant sky-blue flowers with a purplish throat. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Park County, Wyoming, USA at some 2.200m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6699 € 7,99
Penstemon cyanocaulis (Blue-stem Beardtongue)

Penstemon cyanocaulis (Blue-stem Beardtongue)

40 (60)cm, Blue-stem Beardtongue is a medium tall species native of open spots in woods and rocky mountain slopes in Colorado and Utah, USA. Penstemon cyanocaulis produces dense basal leaf rosettes with undulated leaf margins and and several spikes with showy bluish-violet flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Montrose County, Colorado, USA, at an altitude of some 1.800 m. IV-VI.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package0471 € 7,99
Penstemon davidsonii var. davidsonii (Davidson's Beardtongue)

Penstemon davidsonii var. davidsonii (Davidson's Beardtongue)


40 seeds per package.

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Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii (Menzies' Penstemon)

Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii (Menzies' Penstemon)

20cm, Menzies's Beardtongue is a dwarf, mat-forming Penstemon species with several short stalks with rather large, pale violet-blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Clallam County, Washington, USA, at some 1.900m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6700 € 7,99
Penstemon davidsonii var. praeteritus (Timberline Beardtongue)

Penstemon davidsonii var. praeteritus (Timberline Beardtongue)

10cm, Timberline Beardtongue is a dwarf variety with miniature greyish-green leaves and unusually large blue-violet flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Harney County, Oregon, USA at some 2.700m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6701 € 7,99
Penstemon deustus (Hotrock Penstemon)

Penstemon deustus (Hotrock Penstemon)

30 (40)cm, Hotrock Penstemon is a perennial from northwestern USA and makes upright stems with nuemrous small pale cream to pale rosy-white flowers above strongly serrated, greyish-green to mid green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package9268 € 4,99*
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Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)

90 (130)cm, Foxglove Beardtongue is a perennial with upright racemes with most showy, scarlet, narrow flower trumpets. It is native of rocky soils in desert mountains in south-western USA. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 4859 € 2,99*
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Penstemon eatonii (Eaton’s Firecracker Beardtongue)

Penstemon eatonii (Eaton’s Firecracker Beardtongue)

90 (130)cm, Eaton’s Firecracker Beardtongue is a perennial with several upright racemes with most ornamental, rich scarlet, narrow flower trumpets. It is native of E and central USA. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. V-VII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 3912 € 4,99*
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Penstemon eatonii var. undosus (Eaton's Penstemon)

Penstemon eatonii var. undosus (Eaton's Penstemon)

40 (60)cm, Eaton's Penstemon is a choice species with nodding scarlet flower tubes above greyish-green leaves with wavy margins in subspecies undosus. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Montrose County, Colorado, USA, at some 1.850m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 7483 € 9,99
Penstemon ellipticus (Oval-leaved Penstemon)

Penstemon ellipticus (Oval-leaved Penstemon)

15cm, Oval-leaved Penstemon is a dwarf mat-forming species with several stalks with rather larger pale lavender-rose flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Boundary County, Idaho, USA, at some 1.750m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7484 € 7,99
Penstemon eriantherus (Fuzzytongue Penstemon)

Penstemon eriantherus (Fuzzytongue Penstemon)

10cm, Fuzzytongue Penstemon is a dwarf species with showy large lilac flowers above greyish-green, hairy leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Albany County, Wyoming, USA at some 2.200m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6702 € 7,99
Penstemon eriantherus var. redactus (Longsac Penstemon)

Penstemon eriantherus var. redactus (Longsac Penstemon)

25cm, Longsac Penstemon is a smaller species with grayish-green leaves and pale lavender-purple flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Custer County, Idaho, USA, at some 1.950m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 7485 € 7,99
Penstemon eriantherus var. whitedii (Whited's Penstemon)

Penstemon eriantherus var. whitedii (Whited's Penstemon)

25cm, Whited's Penstemon is a smaller species with slightly bluish-green leaves and rather large, pale violet flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Chelan County, Washington, USA, at some 1.050m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7486 € 7,99
Penstemon euglaucus (Glaucous Beardtongue)

Penstemon euglaucus (Glaucous Beardtongue)

10cm, Glaucous Beardtongue is a dwarf, mat forming species with quite large lavender-blue flowers above bluish-green small leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Linn County, Oregon, USA at some 1.150m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6704 € 8,99
Penstemon floridus ssp. austinii (Austin's Beardtongue)

Penstemon floridus ssp. austinii (Austin's Beardtongue)

50 (65)cm, Austin's Beardtongue is a showy species with somewhat succulent, bluish-green leaves and tall stalks with rosy-magenta flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Inyo County, California, USA, at some 1.750m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7487 € 7,99
Penstemon flowersii (Flowers' Beardtongue)

Penstemon flowersii (Flowers' Beardtongue)

40 (50)cm, Flowers' Beardtongue is a showy species with bluish-green leaves and medium-tall stalks with magenta-pink flowers. For any rich, very well drained and preferably rocky to sandy soil in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Duchesne County, Utah, USA, at some 1.600m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package 7488 € 7,99
Penstemon franklinii (Franklin's Penstemon)

Penstemon franklinii (Franklin's Penstemon)

25cm, Franklin's Penstemon is a local endemic species from the Cedar Valley in Utah, USA. It is a smaller species with showy blue to purplish-blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Iron County, Utah, USA, at some 1.650m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7489 € 9,99
Penstemon fremontii (Fremont's Beardtongue)

Penstemon fremontii (Fremont's Beardtongue)

25cm, Fremont's Beardtongue has utmost showy rich blue flowers above pale greyish-green leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Uintah County, Utah, USA at some 2.300m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6705 € 7,99
Penstemon fruticiformis (Death Valley Beardtongue)

Penstemon fruticiformis (Death Valley Beardtongue)

15cm, Death Valley Beardtongue is a dwarf species with small lanceolate leaves and rich blue to violet flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Deschutes County, Oregon, USA at some 1.500m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

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seed package6706 € 4,99
Penstemon fruticosus (Shrubby Penstemon)

Penstemon fruticosus (Shrubby Penstemon)

20cm, Shrubby Penstemon is a dwarf and mat-forming species which makes a cushion with several stalks of rosy-blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Deschutes County, Oregon, USA, at some 1.500m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7490 € 4,99