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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 neomexicanus (New Mexico Beardtongue)

Penstemon neomexicanus (New Mexico Beardtongue)

20cm, New Mexico Beardtongue is a medium tall species with blue flowers above rosettes of rich green, leathery leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Otero County, New Mexico, USA at some 2.600m. 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 package6716 € 7,99
Penstemon newberryi (Mountain Pride Beardtongue)

Penstemon newberryi (Mountain Pride Beardtongue)

10cm, Mountain Pride Beardtongue is a dwarf mat forming species with small serrated leaves and showy rose-red flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Siskiyou County, California, USA at some 1.850m. 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 package6717 € 4,99*
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Penstemon nitidus (Smooth Blue Beardtongue)

Penstemon nitidus (Smooth Blue Beardtongue)

25cm, Smooth Blue Beardtongue is a choice species with bluish-green leaves and showy sky-blue 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 Jefferson County, Montana, USA, at some 1.900m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7500 € 9,99
Penstemon nitidus var. longifolius (Waxleaf Penstemon)

Penstemon nitidus var. longifolius (Waxleaf Penstemon)

25cm, Waxleaf Beardtongue is a choice species with bluish-green leaves and showy bright 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 Powell County, Montana, USA, at some 1.350m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7501 € 9,99
Penstemon ophianthus (Loa Penstemon)

Penstemon ophianthus (Loa Penstemon)

30cm, Loa Penstemon has bluish-green to grayish-green leaves and violet to rich 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 Sevier County, Utah, USA, at some 2.450m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7502 € 7,99
Penstemon osterhoutii (Osterhout's Beardtongue)

Penstemon osterhoutii (Osterhout's Beardtongue)

50cm, Osterhout's Beardtongue a beautiful choice species with bluish-green leaves and lavender-blue 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 Garfield County, Colorado, USA, at some 2500m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7503 € 9,99
Penstemon ovatus (Eggleaf Beardtongue)

Penstemon ovatus (Eggleaf Beardtongue)

30cm, Eggleaf Beardtongue is a showy species with oval, serrated leaves and rich blue flowers on upright stalks. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6718 € 7,99
Penstemon pachyphyllus (Thickleaf Beardtongue)

Penstemon pachyphyllus (Thickleaf Beardtongue)

70cm, Thickleaf Beardtongue grows as a perennial with slightly succulent, bluish green leaves in a basal rosette and erect stems with sky blue to lavender flower trumpets. It is native of western USA. For any rich, well drained, preferably rocky soil in full sun. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3916 € 4,99*
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Penstemon pachyphyllus var. congestus (Thickleaf Beardtongue)

Penstemon pachyphyllus var. congestus (Thickleaf Beardtongue)

25 (40)cm, Thickleaf Beardtongue makes somewhat fleshy, greyish-green leaves and showy bluish-violet flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Sevier County, Utah, USA at some 2.150m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6719 € 7,99
Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue)

Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue)

40cm, Pale Beardtongue is a perennial with broad leaves and upright stems with pale lavender to almost pure white, tubular flowers. It is native of rocky woods and prairies in the USA. For any rich, well drained, preferably slightly rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1020 € 4,99*
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Penstemon palmeri (Pink Wild Snapdragon)

Penstemon palmeri (Pink Wild Snapdragon)

40cm, Pink Wild Snapdragon is a perennial with broad, bluish green leaves and upright stems with fragrant, quite large, white to rose flowers. For any rich, well drained, preferably slightly rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3917 € 4,99*
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Penstemon palmeri var. eglandulosus (Scented Beardtongue)

Penstemon palmeri var. eglandulosus (Scented Beardtongue)

30 (45)cm, Scented Beardtongue makes showy pale pink to sometimes pure white flowers above glaucous foliage. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Kane County, Utah, USA at some 1.900m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6720 € 7,99
Penstemon parryi (Parry's Snapdragon)

Penstemon parryi (Parry's Snapdragon)

60cm, Parry's Snapdragon is an annual to semi-perennial with broad, bluish green leaves and upright stems with rich pink flowers. Native of the Sonora Desert, Arizona (USA). For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3918 € 4,99*
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Penstemon parvulus (Short-Stalk Penstemon)

Penstemon parvulus (Short-Stalk Penstemon)

15cm, Short-Stalk Penstemon is a dwarf species with bluish-green leaves and rich blue-lavender flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Jackson County, Oregon, USA at some 1.750m. 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 package6721 € 7,99
Penstemon patens (Lone Pine Beardtongue)

Penstemon patens (Lone Pine Beardtongue)

25cm, Lone Pine Beardtongue has ornamental silvery bluish-green foliage and showy lavender to violet flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Nyo County, California, USA at some 2.250m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6722 € 4,99
Penstemon payettensis (Payette Beardtongue)

Penstemon payettensis (Payette Beardtongue)

20cm, Payette Beardtongue is a very ornamental species with densely packed brilliant blue flowers above leathery, rich green leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Adams County, Idaho, USA at some 1.000m. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6723 € 4,99
Penstemon petiolatus (Crevice Beardtongue)

Penstemon petiolatus (Crevice Beardtongue)

20 (35)cm, Crevice Beardtongue is native of rock crevives in woodlands in Arziona, Nevada and Utah, USA. Penstemon petiolatus is a smaller species with utmost showy magenta flowers above whitish-green serrated leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Washington County, Utah, USA, at an altitude of some 1.100m. 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 package0407 € 7,99
Penstemon procerus var. brachyanthus (Pincushion Beardtongue)

Penstemon procerus var. brachyanthus (Pincushion Beardtongue)

10cm, Pincushion Beardtongue is a dwarf plant with some deep blue flowers above narrow, rich green, somewhat leathery leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Linn County, Oregon, USA at some 1.650m. 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 package6724 € 7,99
Penstemon procerus var. formosus (Pincushion Beardtongue)

Penstemon procerus var. formosus (Pincushion Beardtongue)

10cm, Pincushion Beardtongue is a dwarf variety with thick, dark green leaves arranged in dense basal rosettes and intense blue-violet flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Siskiyou County, California, 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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6725 € 7,99
Penstemon pseudospectabilis (Desert Beardtongue)

Penstemon pseudospectabilis (Desert Beardtongue)

80 (120)cm, Desert Beardtongue is a perennial species with dark bluish green leaves and upright stems with rich pink to scarlet-pink flower trumpets. For any rich, well drained, preferably rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3919 € 7,99
Penstemon ramaleyi (Ramaley's Beardtongue)

Penstemon ramaleyi (Ramaley's Beardtongue)

30cm, Ramaley's Beardtongue an unusual species with several racemes covered with thin grass-like leaves and blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Saguache County, Colorado, USA at some 3.050 m. VI-VIII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6726 € 7,99
Penstemon richardsonii var. dentatus (Cutleaf Beardtongue)

Penstemon richardsonii var. dentatus (Cutleaf Beardtongue)

15cm, Cutleaf Beardtongue is a smaller variety with narrow leaves and bright lilac-pink flowers. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Wheeler County, Oregon, USA at some 750m. 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 package6728 € 4,99
Penstemon roezlii (Roezl's Beardtongue)

Penstemon roezlii (Roezl's Beardtongue)

35 (50)cm, Roezl's Beardtongue is a perennial with upright stems with showy, quite large, rich blue flowers above narrow lanceolate leaves. It is native of open spots in forests and scrubs in Oregon, western Nevada, and northern California (USA). For any rich, well drained, soil in full sun. An excellent beardtongue for the rock garden. VI-VII.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9269 € 7,99
Penstemon rupicola (Cliff Beardtongue)

Penstemon rupicola (Cliff Beardtongue)

10cm, Cliff Beardtongue is a dwarf species with quite large rich rose-pink flowers above dense rosettes of small, bluish-green leaves. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Linn County, Oregon, USA at some 1.700m. 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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6730 € 7,99
Penstemon rydbergii (Rydberg's Beardtongue)

Penstemon rydbergii (Rydberg's Beardtongue)

30cm, Rydberg's Beardtongue is a beautiful dwarf perennial with showy terminal clusters of lilac blue flowers above a basal leaf rosette. It is native of moist mountain meadows from central Washington south to the Columbia River, southward to north-eastern California, eastward to W Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in full sun. Excellent in the rocky garden. V-VI.
40 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3920 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.