Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
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Species Name: Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Common Name: Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon
- UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars plant! What's not to love about this stunning penstemon? It's a heavy bloomer with gorgeous blue-purple flowers in spring. It's low habit and small size make it an excellent choice for narrow borders, or it can be mass planted in larger spaces. Adaptable and accepting of heavy soils, some shade and garden care.
- Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1-2' H x 2-3' W
- Growth Habit: Mat-forming
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Purple-blue
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Las Pilitas Nursery introduction, Santa Margarita CA.
- Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.