SILVERTON® bluemat penstemon

Penstemon linarioides subsp.. coloradoensis 'P014S'

Silverton Bluemat penstemon, Penstemon linarioides ssp. coloradoensis \\\'P014S\\\', Plant Select
Spreading mounds of silvery, evergreen leaves provide attractive presence year round. Lavender-blue flowers are an added attraction. Perennial. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Not well suited to areas that are frequently irrigated, in poorly drained soils, and in soils highly amended with organic materials. Thrives in disturbed soils - aerate surrounding soil with push aerator or spading fork from time to time. Deadhead for the first two years to avoid seed set - will result in a stronger plant.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 8-12 inches
Width 12-16 inches
Flowering Season May and June
Flower Color Lavender
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-10
Soil Type Loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2005
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct. Allow to go to seed
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft