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Penstemon palmeri

Palmer Penstemon

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Stately, regal tall stems with lovely, fragrant pink blooms.

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  • Fragrant
  • Large Pink Flowers
  • Year-round Green Leaves
  • Drought Tolerant

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Plant Description and Details

What's not to love about Palmer Penstemon? It's a gracious representative of the genus, boasting tall, many-flowered stems, fragrance, and adaptability to dry conditions. Take note of the attractive magenta lines that decorate the light pink to lavenderlower petals. Try it in a sunny spot where its fragrance and delicate coloring can be enjoyed by all, hummingbirds too!

Common Names Palmer Penstemon
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Sagebrush country, pine forest and open roadsides, ID, WY and the SW states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, NV, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Xeric gardens, desertscapes, massed groups, perennial borders.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 24 in.
Group Spacing 18-36"
Blossom Color Pink
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Cut back to 3" in late winter to revitalize.
Wildlife Notes Attracts bumblebees and hummingbirds.
Plants Symbol PEPA8
Family Name Scrophulariaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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