Joy Creek Nursery

061-003   Penstemon cardwellii  

Penstemon cardwellii
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Penstemon cardwellii is a NW Native. This is one of our easiest native penstemon to grow. In the Portland area, it comes into bloom at the height of spring and creates quite a display with its clusters of tubular flowers. What is really impressive, however, is what a lovely evergreen shrublet this is when it is not in bloom. The glossy, somewhat rounded leaves are irregularly serrated. They cover stems that root as they travel. We grow this in well-drained soil with minimal summer water.

May.  10 in. x 2 ft.

Violet Blue flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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