This sizeable spreading shrub, with few or no basal leaves, sports strong stems carrying long, upward-facing flowers, which are bright blue to lavender-blue, sometimes with white hairs on the floor of the tubular blossom. In the wild in the USA this plant grows on dry rocky slopes at high elevations. Few scarce seeds collected.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Elegant Penstemon
Packet Content:20+ (Approx)