Photo: Blackstem Plants
This is another rarely grown Penstemon native to the Great Plains which will happily grow in very sandy, even desert conditions.
The thick, waxy, almost succulent, grey-green stems make it exceptionally drought tolerant. The very narrow leaves help reduce transpiration too and are a distinctive light green with a prominent mid-vein.
The brilliant blue (occasionally pink) flowers arrange themselves around the thick short stems and are quite startling next to the grey almost leafless stems.
This stout, smooth, semi-evergreen, perennial herb was once used by the Lakota tribe as a source of blue dye.
It is most suited to xeriscape, gravel and rock gardens and very sharp drainage is paramount to success. This is an uncommon specimen plant for gardeners looking for something very different.
£ 7.50 OUT OF STOCK
Sharp drainage, sand
Clay Hill Road•Lamberhurst•Kent•TN3 8LT
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