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Penstemon davidsonii

Davidson's Penstemon, Creeping Penstemon

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Charming purple flowers nod above dense mat of perky foliage. Full details »
  • Showy Purple Blooms
  • Low-Growing, Mat-Forming
  • Shrubby Habit
  • Summer Flowers

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Plant Description and Details

Peering over the mountain guard rail, we spotted this penstemon gem. It was cascading over the rocky bank, its shrubby, short stems holding leathery, smooth, almost fleshy leaves. The blooms are gorgeous, blue to lavender, almost magenta,showing up in the summertime. Put this one where its mat-forming, ground cover qualities can be appreciated fully, in a rock garden, flowerbed, or on an embankment.
Common Names Davidson's Penstemon, Creeping Penstemon
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 20-30 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Rocky mountain faces, slopes, in the Coast, Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges, and Steens' Mt.
Native States CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Rock garden, flowerbed, embankment - mass plantings would be stunning.
Mature Width 18 in.
Group Spacing 12-18 in.
Blossom Color Purple
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 3-4 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Pollinators
Plants Symbol PEDA2
Lewis & Clark No
 

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