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Penstemon, Lovely

Penstemon, Lovely

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Penstemon venustus

Venus herself stops in her tracks when this beauty is in bloom!

Lovely Penstemon is a vigorous, evergreen, Idaho native penstemon, with resplendent, tubular, lavender flowers in late spring. Its tidier, more shrub-like habit makes it an excellent landscape plant. Cut back seed heads to encourage re-bloom. Bees love it!  Open-pollinated wild flower.

For more information about growing this plant, visit the USDA plant guide.

Seeds grown by CWI Biology Club in Nampa, Idaho and Draggin' Wing High Desert Nursery in Boise, Idaho.

60 seeds.

Directions: Direct seed in fall. Or, store in damp sand in refrigerator for 2-3 months before starting indoors, transplant out when plants have several true leaves. If no germination in the first year, watch for sprouts in second year.

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