Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii 'Tolmie Peak'

Penstemon davidsonii var. menziesii 'Tolmie Peak'

Menzies' Beardtongue

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'Tolmie Peak' is a choice selection of Menzie's Beardtongue, a BC native plant that ought to be seen in more gardens. This cultivar produces multitudes of oversized lavender blue purple trumpet-like flowers, on a creeping evergreen shrub barely 5 cm tall. A choice plant for alpine and rock gardens.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 5 cm
Spread: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: Acidic well drained sandy to rocky soils
Bloom Time Late spring through summer
Planting Time: Mid spring to mid summer
Use: Alpine gardens, rock gardens, troughs, pollinator gardens, crevice gardens, edging, groundcover
Flower Colour & Shape: Tubular five lobed lavender purple flowers at stem tips, oversized for the plant
Foliage: Small evergreen to semi-evergreen ovate toothed leaves on a creeping mat
Benefits: Drought tolerant, groundcover, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

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