40 - 50 cm
July - September
sun - partial shade
well drained, moist, fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
Pacific NW from Oregon - Alaska
Penstemon is a genus in the family Plantaginaceae. It is a large genus native to N-America. They are usually low growing herbaceous plants or sub-shrubs with irregularly shaped flowers. They prefer full sun and many are well suited to rock gardens.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in January - March.
Seed not covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Hardy. The whole plant has a pungent smell.