Item #: 4899
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This Federally Endangered native from the Edwards Plateau in central Texas was presumed extinct until five small populations were rediscovered. We are pleased to offer seed-grown plants of the rare but easy-to-grow Salvia penstemonoides. In appearance, the shiny green basal leaves resemble a penstemon, as do the cherry-red flowers atop 3' stalks (occasionally reaching 5') that top the clump from June through September. In the wild, Salvia penstemonoides occurs in well-drained moist seeps. In the garden, we have found that a full-sun, well-drained but occasionally moist site is the perfect home to this long-lived sage. Because of its endangered status, we are unable to ship Salvia penstemonoides outside NC...another reason to visit us on our Open House Days.