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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Common Name: Foothill Penstemon Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
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This chance seedling (possibly involving a cross with P. laetus) germinated and grew for years at the Bottom of a Porch (hence the whimsical BOP in the name). Most importantly this gorgeous cultivar has bright sky blue flowers that fade to warm purple with age. Flowers are produced in masses over a long period in summer. Best in full sun and well-drained soils. Do keep in mind that the shade of the flower can vary with soil, water, light and the year.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Lobelia syphilitica
Gentiana makinoi "'Royal Blue'"

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