Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'

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Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'

Species Name: Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Common Name: Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars plant! What's not to love about this stunning penstemon? It's a heavy bloomer with gorgeous blue-purple flowers in spring. It's low habit and small size make it an excellent choice for narrow borders, or it can be mass planted in larger spaces. Adaptable and accepting of heavy soils, some shade and garden care.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Purple-blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Las Pilitas Nursery introduction, Santa Margarita CA.
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.