Alberta Penstemon

Penstemon albertinus

Also known as: Blue Beardtongue

Light Conditions: Sun
Soil Conditions: Dry/Rocky
Exposure Conditions: Moderate
Size: 8-12" T & 8-16" W
Bloom Period: June & July
Bloom Colour: Blue
Growth Habit: Moderate to Fast
Spreads By: Seed

Good For Small Spaces
Good For Large Spaces
Long Bloom Time


Attractive Seed Heads
Fall Color
Deer Resistant
Edible/Medicinal Properties

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Seeds Per Package: 15

Description: Brilliant blue flowers light up dry rocky sites in the heat of summer. Alberta Penstemon likes it hot and dry and is often found growing on steep rocky southwest facing embankments. Hummingbirds are fond of Penstemons and in the fall the foliage turns reddish. This is a showy selection for a sloped gravelly sites or rock gardens.

Found in Nature: Dry rocky/gravely slopes and open sites.

Distribution: Foothills, Rocky Mountains

Important Information: The "Bloom Period" is an indicator of the time period within which the wildflowers will bloom and does not describe the time period that a single plant will bloom. The "Sizes" listed are intended to be a general guideline to consult during plant selection. Plant growth and bloom times will vary depending on geographical location & individual site conditions. Please contact us with any questions you may have.