Uvatung – Sego Supreme’s First Penstemon Release

Penstemon is a genera of plants solely confined to North America and currently circumscribed within the Plantain family. Centered over the Intermountain West, this genus of more than 270 species offers so much to gardeners. These plants are commonly called beardtongues, a descriptive term which refers to a fifth, sterile stamen which is often sparsely to densely covered in small hairs. More beardtongues call Utah  home  than any other western state. Uvatüng was derived from plants of Penstemon platyphyllus growing in the Wasatch Range of northern Utah. Uvatüng is shrubby at the base, with numerous, erect stems (46 to 60 cm [18 to 24 in.]), emerging from a woody crown. The flowers are lavender to pale violet and often held in clusters. Uvatüng’s  flowers are pleasantly fragrant, comparatively more so than other Penstemon species. Uvatüng™ was selected for its larger flowers and improved fragrance. It is common to rocky slopes and cliffs, and for this reason it is perfectly suited for rock and xeric gardens throughout areas of the Mountain West, in valley, foothill, and higher elevations. The species is durable, considered long-lived, and drought tolerant. It is best suited for sunny locations in the garden.

 

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