WAGGON WHEEL® Bluemat Penstemon – Penstemon caespitosus ‘P022S’

May 18th, 2021

Tiny, spoon-like leaves sprout on prostrate stems that grow into circular, evergreen mats, outfitting this plant’s name, WAGGON WHEEL™ bluemat penstemon. Centimeter-long tubular flowers glow blue to lavender throughout the foliage from early June to July. Native to Colorado and Wyoming mountains, it prefers well-drained soil, but is adaptable to clay loam conditions. It does not like to be over-watered, making it perfect for water-wise gardens!

Plant Type: groundcover, perennial
Height: 1-2”
Width: 12-14”
Blooms: June-early July
Flower Color: blue to light purple
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 – 7
Culture (Soil Type): well-drained, clay loam
Pairs Well With: WINTER FIRE™ sedum, Smoky Hills Skullcap, Sandia Coralbells, Wee One Dwarf English lavender

Sun: full to part sun
Water Needs: low
Good for Pollination: yes
Deer Resistant: yes

North American Native: yes- CO, WY
Winter Interest: yes
Other unique benefits:
Containers: yes
Dry shade: no
Fragrant: no
Wildlife Benefits: Native pollinators
Design Applications: groundcover locations, crevice gardens, pathways