Penstemon
'Stapleford Gem'

Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Such a vigorous grower, you could almost categorize this comely Penstemon as a groundcover! To 2’ tall in bloom and easily spreading to 30” across, the shiny, linear foliage forms a dense spreading mound. Outward facing flaring bells are bright lilac blushed blue with purple veining, creating a bicolor effect and appearing on numerous stems June-September. Rich, well-drained soil. Nice in containers (10+gal). Excellent partner for roses. Bees and hummers!


Annie

Sun
Average water

Perennial
USDA zones 8-9
(some say 7)
Annual elsewhere