Wasatch Penstemon (Penstemon cyananthus)

Denver, CO

Wasatch Penstemon
Penstemon cyananthus

True to colour.

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Wilmington, DE(Zone 7a)

What a nice flower, can look at them all day long, too bad only a few will tolerate wet weather Delaware.


Denver, CO

Ah, but so much more will grow in DE than will here; with less than 8" annual precipitation.

Wilmington, DE(Zone 7a)

So true, so true. I am trying to grow some xeric adapted Salvias and so far I have had some luck growing them in containers. Maybe I can make that work with some of the Penstemons.

Denver, CO

If I were to make an uneducated guess, I would say that Penstemons, on the whole, have slightly less strict drainage requirements than the average xeric Salvia.
Worth a try!

Wilmington, DE(Zone 7a)

That gives me hope. I had Salvia funerea sprout from seed, then give up already. It was exciting while it lasted.

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