Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon

Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon


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

Flower Season: Spring/Summer

Flower Color: Purple-blue

Endangered?: Not listed

Distribution: Las Pilitas Nursery introduction, Santa Margarita CA.

Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes

Information provided by: Theodore Payne Foundation

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