Penstemon angustifolius
    Code: 4PK3-A3
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    Pagoda Penstemon or Narrowleaf Penstemon or Narrow Beard-tongue or Pale-blue Beard-tongue Scrophulariaceae:

    This is a low growing species that normally grows around 12 inches tall, ranging from 6 to 15 inches tall upright growing with slender stems with many narrow leaves. Flowers are generally produce in dense spike-like clusters at the ends of the stems. Best used in groups of five plants spaced out about 10 inches apart. Showy true blue colored flowers that are trumpet shaped above long thin evergreen foliage, a few pink flowering plants occur also. . Grows best in full sun in nitrogen poor soil on the dry side. Flowering in May to July.

    Zone 4-10.

    Native from Nebraska to North Dakota and Montana were it is found in dry soils. Start around 35-45F, after 5 weeks move to 55-65F, germination is spread out over many weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep out side for germination in the spring and summer. Surface sow the seeds, light helps with germination.

    100 seeds

    Penstemon barbatus 'Pinacolada Mix'
      Code: PBPM-A8
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      A mix of all the colors in this series.

      100 seeds

      Penstemon barbatus coccineus 'Scarlet'
        Code: PBC2-A9
        SKU: Lot A1 - 100 seeds
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        [Jingle Bells]

        Tall plants from 2 to 4.5 feet, with attractive tubular - bell shaped scarlet colored flowers. Loved by Hummingbirds for its numerous flowers that are well spaced from each other on long branched stems. The multi stemmed clumps have medium green smooth leaves. Sunny borders, rock gardens and naturalized grassy areas. Attractive in the garden and drought tolerant. Avoid rich soils which can promote heavy growth at the expense of flower production. In the south plants form evergreen dense ground covering clumps.

        Zones 4-9

        Sow seeds at 45-60F, germination in three to five weeks. Higher temperatures tend to delay germination. If no results move to 32-39F for five weeks.

        100 seeds

        Penstemon barrettiae
          Code: 12PN-A1
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          Barrett's Penstemon Scrophulariaceae:

          100 seeds

          Penstemon calycosus
            Code: PEB8-A3
            SKU: Lot A3 - 300 seeds
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            Calico Beardtongue or Long-sepaled Penstemon or Smooth Beard-tongue (pen-STEH-mon cal-ee-COS-us) Scrophulariaceae:

            Blooms May to June with flowers that are one inch long and a light violet or purple in color with three whitish lower lips (The picture shows an atypical near white flowering specimen). Plants grow 12 to 36 inches tall. This is a open woodland species found in the wild along the margins of woodland clearings and the edges of tree lines, thus doing best in part shade. Will take full sun as long as the soil does not become overly dry.

            Zones 3 to 9

            Native to rocky bluffs from Kentucky to Missouri, Alabama and Arkansas.

            300 seeds

            Penstemon caryi
              Code: PNER-A1
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              Cary’s beardtongue Scrophulariaceae:

              Good sized attractive blue-violet flowers produced in late spring. The leaves are long and narrow with a thick leathery texture. Penstemon caryi grows from a deep cuadix and blooms the second or third year.

              Zones (4)5-8

              Native to the Bighorn and Pryor mountains of north-central Wyoming and adjacent south-central Montana, where it is found mainly at foothill and montane elevations on sparsely vegetated slopes, outcrops, and grassland openings with calcareous soils. the seeds are relativly small and seed germination can be sprodic, so the sowing should be kept for a few years to insure maximum number of seedlings.

              100+ seeds

              Penstemon centranthifolius
                Code: PNG1-W
                SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
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                Scarlet Bugler or Hummingbird's Dinner Horn

                Many long, bright red colored, tube-like flowers. Short lived perennial species, but an attractive addition to a dry summer garden. Plants grow 2 to 3.5 feet tall and are loved by hummingbirds, blooming in April to June. Plants have hairless leaves and stems, which also has a waxy gray-blue coating that is used to conserve water by retarding transpiration. The leaves have heart shaped bases that clasp around the stems. Grow in gravely, sandy soils with very good drainage, not a plant for areas that receive a lot of rain or have wet soils in fall and winter. It hybridizes with Penstemon spectabilis which has blue-violet colored flowers that are more bell shaped. The hybrids are plants called Penstemon x parishii; they have an intermediate flower shape and color compared to the parents. Heavy soils and those that are moist over the winter will not promote overwintering.

                Zones 5-10.

                Native from California and parts of Mexico, were it is found in dry, open or wooded places, generally in chaparral or oak woodland.

                300 seeds

                Penstemon clutei
                  Code: PENC-T4
                  SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                  Sunset Crater Beardtongue

                  Very attractive, long blooming species with rose-pink flowers, flowering in late April through early August. Evergreen plants with silver grey coated foliage. Grows 1 to 3 feet tall and about the same in width, but can self seed to from nice groups. Best grown in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

                  Zones 4-8

                  Penstemon clutei is endemic to Arizona. Sow seeds on top of moist, well draining medium and keep around 35-45F, after 4 or 5 weeks move to 55-65F,Germination is spread out over many weeks. Best results by using a cold frame for oscillating temps.Or sow in the fall and keep out side for germination in the spring and summer

                  200 seeds

                  Penstemon cyananthus
                    Code: PE51-A3
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                    Wasatch Penstemon PEN-stem-on: SY-an-an-thus) Scrophulariaceae :

                    Brilliant blue flowers on 1 to 3 foot tall stems over blue green foliage. Plants grow 15 to 30 inches (30 in = 76.2 cm) tall and bloom late summer. Glowing blue flowers in crowded spikes.

                    Zones 4-8

                    Native to Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, where it is found in higher elevations growing in full sun in dry well-drained soils.

                    Zones 4-10 but avoid wet conditions during fall and winter.

                    300 seeds

                    Penstemon digitalis
                      Code: PNDG-A3
                      SKU: Lot A3 - 300 seeds
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                      This is the wild species.

                      Native to eastern and southeastern United States

                      300 seeds

                      Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red Superior'
                        Code: 7PET-A3
                        SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
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                        Improved color. This is a reselected seed strain with more consistent dark foliage coloring. Dark bronze reddish leaves and stems with white flowers tinted with light blue-lilac. Nice contrast. Some plants will be green and others a lighter shade, select out the darkest colored plants and use as a clump for a nice show in the border. 36 inches tall. Summer flowering and plants bloom the second year. When this plant first came out there was some confusion do to the name - The flowers are white and the foliage is dark.

                        Zones 4-9

                        Surface sow the seeds, light needed, and germination should start in 2-3 weeks at F. 65.

                        300 seeds

                        Penstemon diphyllus
                          Code: PDEN-A1
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                          Twoleaf Beardtongue Scrophulariaceae (Plantaginaceae):

                          Penstemon diphylluslarge has pale-purple flowers, the upper lip is split more than half their length. The leaves are paired and toothed. Grows 6 to 24 inches tall. Late June to July.

                          100+ seeds

                          Penstemon eatonii
                            Code: PENT2-A9
                            SKU: Lot A4 - 200
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                            Firecracker Penstemon or Eaton's Firecracker

                            Rich scarlet red flowers have a long tubular shape. The flowers cover the top 2/3rds of 1.5 to 2.5 foot (2.5 ft = 76.2 cm) tall stems. Blooming starts in mid to late spring. This species has a semi-woody base and the leaves are evergreen in warm locations. Grown best in rocky, well drained locations in sun. It is loved by hummingbirds and is dear resistant, drought tolerant, and suitable for use in hot and dry Climates. The flowering stems make nice cutting material.

                            Zones (4)8-10. Colder areas keep plants very dry over winter.

                            Some seeds of Penstemon eatonii should start to germination in less than two weeks at 60F (60F = 15.6 C). Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results., If the above does not work : use 40 to 45F (45F = 7.2 C), after a few weeks move to 55 to 65F (65F = 18.3 C), germination is spread out over many weeks.

                            200 seeds

                            Penstemon euglaucus
                              Code: PNT4-A1
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                              100 Seeds

                              Penstemon grandiflorus
                                Code: PE73-A3
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                                Large flowering species with lavender-blue flowers on 3 to 4 foot tall stems. Blue-green foliage, a showy prairie plant blooming in summer.

                                Zones 3-8

                                For seed germination start with 6 to 8 weeks at 32-39ºF, move to 65-75F for germination which is spread out over a number of weeks.

                                300 seeds

                                Penstemon grandiflorus 'War Axe'
                                  Code: PNTD-A1
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                                  (PEN-stem-on: gran-dih-FLOR-us) Scrophulariaceae:

                                  An upright growing perennial in a wide range of colors that include: pinks, maroon, reds, purples and creamy white. Many have dark colored flowers that are nicely complemented by reddish-pigmented stems. Plants form a basal rosette of foliage the first year and flower the second year. The waxy, gray green foliage and seed-heads are attractive in the garden. The flowering stems grow 2 to 3 feet tall. A very attractive species, but not always a long lived perennial, allow to self sow for years of enjoyment.

                                  Zones 3-9

                                  50 seeds

                                  Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'
                                    Code: PENT9
                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                    Foothill Penstemon

                                    Large showy clusters of flowers in an azure blue color. Attractive plants for areas with well draining soils in full sun.

                                    Zones 7-9

                                    100 seeds

                                    Penstemon heterophyllus 'Zuriblau'
                                      Code: PE86-A1
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                                      {P. 'Blue of Zurich'} Blue Bedder Penstemon

                                      Plants grow 18 inches tall and produce nice bright gentian blue flowers in dense, erect spikes above evergreen rosettes.

                                      Zones (7 dry)8-10.  Surface sow seeds, light helps with germination, use 70F days and 50 F. nights- germination is spread out over many weeks.

                                      100 seeds

                                      Penstemon leiophyllus
                                        Code: PENL-A1
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                                        50 seeds

                                        Penstemon leonensis
                                          Code: 32PN-A1
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                                          This Penstemon is a smaller version of Penstemon gentianoides, growing 18 to 26 inches tall. Blooms mid summer.

                                          100 seeds

                                          Penstemon pachyphyllus
                                            Code: 1PET-A9
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                                            Utah Penstemon or Utah Bluebells or Thickleaf Beardtongue Scrophulariaceae:

                                            One to four foot tall stems of dark purple-blue to lavender colored flowers and thick glaucous coated foliage. Grow in full sun in gravelly to sandy soils. Drought tolerant species.

                                            300 seeds

                                            Penstemon procerus v formosus
                                              Code: PFOR-A1
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                                              100 Seeds

                                              Penstemon spectabilis
                                                Code: PNG7-A9
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                                                Showy Penstemon

                                                This species produces plants that grow three fee tall and are normally long lived perennials with spikes of lavender flowers in April-June. Grow in well draining to dry soil in full sun.

                                                Zones 6-10.

                                                A desert species native from dry creek beds, hill sides and coastal bluffs of southern California

                                                Sow seeds and start with 40 to 45F, after a few (4 or 5) weeks move to 55 to 65F, germination is spread out over many weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep out side over winter for germination in the spring and summer.

                                                300 seeds

                                                Penstemon strictus
                                                  Code: PNG2
                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
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                                                  Rocky Mountain Penstemon

                                                  Showy plants that flower 2 feet tall with bright spikes of intense blue-purple colored flowers. The dense blooming spikes are in flower for over five weeks in late spring. Spreading clumps grow to 3 feet wide. Penstemon strictus is an easy to grow Penstemon that is long lived. Foliage is thick with long, thin smooth leaves that have a dull glossy sheen. Will bloom the second year. Use in quick draining soils and keep dry over the winter.

                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                  300 seeds

                                                  Penstemon superbus
                                                    Code: H45Y
                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                                                    Superb Beardtongue (PEN-stem-on: soo-PER-bus) Plantaginaceae:

                                                    Brilliantly colored flowers in coral to scarlet, they are trumpet shaped with good sized open faces and plants are in bloom from April to June. This species grows 2 to 4 feet tall with an up-right habit. Needs good drainage so best in soils that drain quickly.

                                                    Zones 3-8

                                                    Native to the hot dry deserts of New Mexico.

                                                    200 seeds

                                                    Penstemon tenuiflorus
                                                      Code: PS38
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                                                      'Eastern White Beardtongue' Scrophulariaceae.

                                                      White flowers that top off 15 to 30 inches tall stems. Found growing in dry calcareous soils.

                                                      Native to eastern North American native to the states of Alabama.

                                                      300 seeds

                                                      Penstemon tenuis
                                                        Code: PTEN-A9
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                                                        Brazos Penstemon or Sharpsepal Beardtongue or Gulf Coast Penstemon (PEN-stem-on: TEN-yoo-iss) Scrophulariaceae:

                                                        This penstemon has pink-lavender to purple colored flowers produced in late spring. It grows 1 to 2 feet tall and spread-out to cover maybe a 2 feet wide area. Cutting back the spent blooms just after blooming can promote a second flowering. The attractive leaves are sharply but shallowly toothed. This species grows best in soils that are moist (not wet), once established it is drought tolerant. Can bloom the first year with an early start.

                                                        Zones 7-9>br>
                                                        Native to Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas where it is found on poorly drained, loamy soils or low prairies and marshes. Start seeds by surface sowing them onto a already moist, good draining seed medium and keep use daily cycle of warm and cool temps: 35-45F nights, and 65-74F days, Germination is spread out over many weeks. If no results in 6 weeks move to 32-39F for 40 to 90 days Or sow in the fall and keep out side for germination in the spring and summer.

                                                        300 seeds

                                                        Penstemon venustus
                                                          Code: MNJ2-A3
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                                                          Venus Penstemon

                                                          Early Summer blooming plants with showy purple colored flowers. Upright growing plants grow 2 feet tall. Best grown in coarse well draining soils. Best results on slopes in full sun to part shade.

                                                          Start around 40-45F, after a few (4 or 5) weeks move to 55-65F, germination is spread out over many weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep out side for germination in the spring and summer.

                                                          300 seeds

                                                          Penstemon virgatus
                                                            Code: 100P-A6
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                                                            Wand Beardedtongue Scrophulariaceae:

                                                            Tthis species of Penstemon has upright, very narrow spike like stems with lavender flowers with throats marked in darker violet-red, some plants have white colored flowers. Plants grow about 2 feet tall, when in bloom.

                                                            Native from the Rocky Mountains of the USA.

                                                            300 seeds

                                                            Penstemon watsonii
                                                              Code: PENM-A2
                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                                                              (PEN-stem-on: wat-SON-ee-eye) Plantaginaceae:

                                                              200+ seeds

                                                              Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Mix'
                                                                Code: PXM7-A1
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                                                                100 seeds

                                                                Penstemon x mexicali 'Sunburst Colours'
                                                                  Code: PEL8-A1
                                                                  SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                                                  A mix of flower colors, these are very colorful and heavy blooming plants. The good sized, tubular flowers come in shades of pink, red, lavender and purple, many have white throats, and all are loved by hummingbirds. best in full sun in soils that have good drainage. Nice cut flower.

                                                                  Zones 5-8

                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                  Penstemon lyallii
                                                                    Code: PENLY
                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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                                                                    (PEN-stem-on: ly-AL-lee-eye)

                                                                    Rich lavender-blue flowers on this long blooming species. Flowers in midsummer.

                                                                    Zones 4-8

                                                                    100 seeds