Penstemon barbatus 'Rondo Petite Bouquet'
    Code: PBR1-A1
    SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
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    These very showy flowering plants grow 10 to 20 inches tall. Blooms the first year. Nice wide color selection with light pink, lavender, deep red and purple well represented. Use in soils with good drainage, and in the winter keep dry and away from wet mulches. Recommended for lots of color in the front of the border or rock garden.

    Zones 3-8

    Surface sow, light needed for best germination, and keep soil temps below 50F for 4 weeks, move to 65F were germination will occur.

    100 seeds


    Penstemon barbatus coccineus 'Scarlet'
      Code: PBC2-A9
      SKU: Lot A7 - 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 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 eatonii
                  Code: PENT2-A9
                  SKU: Lot A4 - 200
                  Price: $2.20
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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 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
                                      Price: $2.45
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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
                                        Price: $2.45
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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
                                                  Price: $2.45
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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
                                                      Price: $3.45
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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