Tushar bluemat penstemon

Penstemon xylus

Native to the Tushar Mountains of Utah, Tushar bluemat penstemon is a tough and tiny penstemon. It has bluish-lavender flowers from June to July and steel-blue foliage. It's happy in gritty soils full sun and xeric conditions. Its size makes it idea for rock, trough or crevice gardens where the evergreen foliage is an added bonus.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 3-6"
Width 15-18"
Flowering Season June-July
Flower Color Lavender, blue
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate, dry, xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5a-8b
Soil Type lean loam, clay loam, rocky soils
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2023
Annual Commercial Maintenance Clean up spent foliage in spring
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance
Elevation Guide Up to 8000 ft

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