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Gorgeous Blue Color is Trouble Free!

Margarita BOP Penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP') was discovered in California by Bert Wilson. It was a chance seedling that was growing at the bottom of his porch. He claims that he never watered it or maintained it and that his kids with their bikes, their skateboards and their dogs trampled it many times. It still kept on coming back every year and blooming its intense true blue blooms until some repairs on the house were being done and two inches of concrete was poured on top of it by mistake. That finally did it in. Go figure.

Thankfully he was able to get seeds from it and propagate it and now we can offer this great plant to you! It is related to native beardtongue and is as hardy as Bert claims it to be. It loves sparse, well-drained soil (like in a rock garden or xeric landscape) and doesn’t need a lot (or any!) attention to keep it looking its best.

Soil, sunlight and water can all change the color of Margarita BOP from year to year, but it will always stay in the palette of royal blues and purple magenta, often mixed in the same flower. It is a true beauty and you’ll love having it in your garden.

It blooms spring to mid-summer and grows to 2 foot tall and wide. This is a super-hardy plant that looks like a million bucks without any coddling necessary.

Oh, and that name – BOP? It stands for ‘Bottom of Porch’, exactly where Bert found it.

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  • Full Sun
  • Easy Care
  • Heat and Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Showy Flowers
  • Hummingbirds Love It

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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5 Spring 2019
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7 Spring 2019
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Penstemon Margarita BOP Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Foliage Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 24 inches
Soil Type Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue, Violet, Yellow
Foliage Color Green