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Dwarf Hairy Penstemon

The Dwarf Hairy Penstemon (Penstemon hirsutus) is an extremely easy variety of Penstemon to grow. They grow in zones 3 to 9, and only to elevations of about 10000 feet. It is a low growing shrub, or subshrub, that only grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches. One individual plant will spread out to take over an area of about 12 inches in diameter.

To properly grow, the Dwarf Hairy Penstemon requires full sunlight, but has no special water conditions, and tolerates most soil types and conditions. This plant flowers in late spring, normally late June or early July, and produces tubular lavender colored flowers in a raceme inflorescence.

When deciding to plant Dwarf Hairy Penstemon in your garden, wait until the danger of the springs frost has passed, and sow directly into the ground. You can also get small, pre-grown plants for transplant. Whether using seed or small plants, space either 8 to 14 inches apart for maximum coverage.

Also check out the Dwarf Hairy Penstemon Classification.

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