Penstemon mensarum
“Grand Mesa Beardtongue”

Penstemon mensarum Grand Mesa Beardtongue
Photo by Peganum

A RARE and ENDANGERED Colorado native wildflower with the most intense COBALT BLUE flowers! Forming a short basal rosette a little over 1’ wide, this evergreen Penstemon produces 2’ tall flower spikes in late Spring/early Summer with sumptuous, deep-blue blushed pinky-purple flowers, producing more and more incredible spikes every year! Plant it in a group for an unbeatable explosion of color. Drought and deer tolerant. Excellent under Oaks! Needs exceptional drainage to thrive, so plant in a container (5 gal.+) if your soil is less than ideal. May be short-lived in warm Winter areas.

Lisa,
Plant Unicorn

Full Sun
Low/Avg. Water

Perennial
USDA zones 4-9