May and June
8 to 12 in.
12 to 16 in.
species is native to Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-10
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Silverton bluemat penstemon is a small native plant that is found growing in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It has beautiful silvery, evergreen leaves.
In May and June, it bears an abundance of lavender-blue flowers. The attractive foliage maintains its mounded shape and beauty through the winter months. This is a small native plant suitable for rock gardens.
Silverton bluemat penstemon has been growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in several locations. It is a small plant, so it needs to be placed where it will be noticed. It has nice flowers when in bloom.
Remove spent flowers after they are done blooming. Prune stems as needed to remove any dieback.