Grand Mesa beardtongue
A Colorado native, this wildflower is becoming rare in its homelands mostly due to invasive weed species crowding it out rather than over-collecting.
It has intense cobalt blue flowers held above an evergreen rosette of shiny green foliage.
Grand Mesa beardtongue grows to form a sturdy semi-woody plant with deep glossy green foliage.
A long-lived plant when grown in lean, well drained soil in full sun. After flowering cut off the flower spikes right at their base which will encourage a profusion of flowers the next spring.
Once established they need little water or fertiliser so benign neglect works wonders.
Photo: © Jelitto
Very well drained
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