Strobilanthes aff penstemonoides (Penstemon Flowered Strobilanthes)

Family: Acanthaceae
Zone:8 - 10
Natural Range: Himalayas
Soil:  Average to moist humus rich
Light: Part sun
Height: 4'
Bloom Time:  July to August
Attributes: Semi-evergreen.  Mounding-bushy perennial with lavender-blue, tubular, curved flowers to 1.5" long.
Notes: Native to forests of the subtropical Himalayan foothills.  Mulch the base of the plant in cooler climates.