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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue' (Penstemon 'Electric Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'

Other names

Penstemon 'Electric Blue'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Electric Blue' _ 'Electric Blue' is an evergreen perennial with silvery-green foliage. From mid spring to early summer, it bears racemes of tubular, electric blue flowers, tinged with purple, on reddish stems.


Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue' (Penstemon 'Electric Blue') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'

Other names

Penstemon 'Electric Blue'

Genus

Penstemon Penstemon

Variety or Cultivar

'Electric Blue' _ 'Electric Blue' is an evergreen perennial with silvery-green foliage. From mid spring to early summer, it bears racemes of tubular, electric blue flowers, tinged with purple, on reddish stems.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue' (Penstemon 'Electric Blue') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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