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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'

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Species Name: Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'
Common Name: Blue Springs Foothill Penstemon

Bright blue flowers bloom profusely in spring. Loved by hummers. Recommended for sunny borders, slopes or along walkways.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Light blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: A selection for the garden
Natural Habitat: Grassland, chaparral, forest openings below 5,000'

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