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Rocky Mountain Penstemon Seeds Penstemon strictus

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Packet $4.25
1 Ounce $19.95
1/4 Pound $48.95 39%
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  • Heirloom North American native perennial
  • Tall-growing heirloom with purple Summer blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Penstemon Seeds - Rocky Mountain Penstemon

As you probably could have guessed, Rocky Mountain Penstemon is native to the Western mountain states and a common resident of high mountain meadows. Like its siblings in pink and white, this periwinkle blue penstemon also demonstrates remarkable drought tolerance!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Rocky Mountain Penstemon Seeds
    Botanical Name:Penstemon strictus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Tall wildflower with green stalks and vertical stacked purple blooms
    Features:Heiloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden
    Color:Purple
    Blooms:Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 18 inches
    Plant Spacing:12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    About Penstemon

    A perennial sometimes called Beardtongue, Penstemon plants will reward you with brilliant non-stop blooms with deep bronze-green foliage. These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden and offer a variety of colors such as scarlet, pink, blue, purple, orange, yellow, and white.

    When to Plant Penstemon Seeds

    Sow seeds indoors in starter trays or small pots in late winter. After the danger of frost has passed, harden off the seedlings and transplant them into your garden.

    Where to Plant Penstemon Seeds

    Penstemon thrives in full sun or partial shade in fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. These plants are drought tolerant once established and are perfect for beds, borders, rock gardens, and cut flowers!

    How to Plant Penstemon Seeds

    Press flower seeds into soil, but do not cover. Keep seeds moist until germination, or 14-30 days.

    How to Care for Penstemon

    Penstemons needs very little water and barely any fertilizer. Fertilize when planting only. Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigor and cut back to the base in early spring. Penstemon is generally disease free, but keep an eye out for slugs, snails, spider mites and eelworms.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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