Penstemon procerus var. formosus



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This occurs east of the Cascades and in CA and NV at high elevations and in Millet's opinion is the best form of Penstemon procerus. Small tight ground-hugging mats of fleshy succulent green leaves are backing for the short dark blue flowers. Consummate rock garden plant.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Dry
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Spring
  • Deer Resistant Plants