General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 16 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 16 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: 6 weeks if you sow indoors
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

Common names
  • Azure Penstemon
  • Sky-blue Beardtongue
  • Beard Tongue
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Penstemon

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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-07-23
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-04-25
Wintersown seedlings
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-07-23
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 29, 2013 11:53 PM concerning plant:
    "Penstemon azureus is a species of penstemon known by the common name azure penstemon. It is native to the mountains of Oregon and northern California, where it grows in coniferous forests and woodlands. It is a perennial herb, woody toward the base, with many thin branches reaching up to about 70 centimeters in maximum height. The oppositely arranged leaves are linear or lance-shaped, the ones higher on the plant clasping the stem. The inflorescence produces several hairless tubular flowers in shades of blue to lavender measuring up to 3.5 centimeters long."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

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chelle On February 2, 2015 Seeds sown
Minimal GA3 soak, W/S 6 wks
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