Penstemons are a large group of plants composed of many wild species found growing in a variety of climates, as well as numerous hybrids that have been developed for a wide range of characteristics. Available in every color from white to deep purple, Penstemon’s spikes of flowers are closely associated with hummingbirds, who prefer their nectar as a main source of food. This species is a naturally occurring native of the southwest that features rose-pink flowers on long spikes throughout the spring. Its shiny green to greyish-green leaves are distinctively cupped around upright stems, creating little “platforms” underneath the dazzling array of flowers.
Height: 2 – 4 feet
Width: 2 – 3 feet
Bloom color: Purple to Rose Pink
Flowering season: Spring
USDA minimum zone: 5
Cold hardiness: -20° F


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