Hardy and easy to grow.
Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus or Dwarf Hairy Beard-tongue has inherited its hardiness and longevity from the species native to the dry prairies of the north-eastern United States. Its beautiful ornamental qualities make it a marvellous rock garden plant.
- come wintertime the plant takes on a purple-red mantle and forms a flat carpet,
- when the first warm days of summer arrive, its foliage turns green and bunches of tubular lavender-pink flowers bloom until September,
- this compact form, 10 to 15 centimetres in height, can be grown in troughs, raised beds, gravel gardens and rockeries or in an alpine greenhouse.
Once established, Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus is a long-lasting perennial, which can withstand temporary drought.
Great features for planting in a sunny rockery!
Cultivation: in the sun in ordinary, predominantly gravelly/sandy soil, which is well-drained in winter. May re-seed.
- trim the inflorescences in the autumn,
- a fine gravel mulch around the plant's collet will protect it from excessive damp in the winter.
- 0,4L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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