Penstemon Pinifolius

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Plant Code: PEPI

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Brilliant colored narrow tubular flowers form loose spires of flaming scarlet color all summer. Perfect for water-wise gardeners and loved by hummingbirds, this low bushy sub-shrub remains evergreen with soft needle-like foliage. Award winner!

Penstemon Pinifolius is perfectly suited for rock gardens. Native to Southwestern USA.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10"
Spacing: Plant 10" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red
Accent: Orange
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Penstemon General Information

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12" tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3-4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.