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Brandegei's Penstemon - Penstemon brandegei - Perennial
Such color! Like you've never seen - this plant is a knock-out! The colors range from the deepest blue to hot pink and darker wine hues. But mostly it's this incredible blue color. The leaves are widely arrow-shaped and clasp the thick stems. They have a groovy crinkle along the edge.
It can grow to 3'! Strong stems and thick leaves are a fabulous glossy gray/green color. Mature plants branch out multiple stems in an incredible display.
Rocky, gravelly, well draining soil is what it likes. I find it up high from 9-10,000'. It can take full sun and part shade - I see it on rocky slopes, mixed forests, road cuts and open fields.
1-2 month stratification required or plant in fall or early winter. Barely cover the seed with sand and press in.