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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Penstemon venustus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5 -20° to -10°F (-29° to -23.5°C)
|Type of plant - sub-shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
pale to deep VIOLET, 3cm., in pan.
lanceo., to 12cm. long...plant often glaucescent
|Height, in meters: 0.8
Height, in feet: 2.64
|Penstemon venustus sales history
Common names for Penstemon venustus:
|Blue Mountain Penstemon, Lovely Penstemon, Shrubby Penstemon,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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We only stock long lived seeds, except for a few species that are always in demand.
Seeds that are not in stock are acquired fresh when ordered.
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Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Penstemon venustus seeds will usually germinate in 18-21 days.
Penstemon venustus seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".