Desert Penstemon Seeds

Spires of vivid, hot pink flowers grace majestic Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis) in late spring to early summer. The vivid hue and tube-shaped flowers draw the attention of hummingbirds, hawkmoths, bees and butterflies. This Southwestern native is drought-tolerant and thrives in sun and heat, and is deer resistant, too! At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
Zones5 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Easy To Grow
Good For Containers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Spread 36-48" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(36-48" tall) Calling all pollinators! Rev up your garden with spires of vibrant magenta-pink wildflowers with Desert Penstemon Seeds. The populations of many pollinators are dwindling, but planting nectar-rich flowers like Desert Penstemon is one way you can help them recover. Although individual flowers appear delicate and dainty, don't let that fool you this is one tough and adaptable plant. Native to the high deserts of Southern California, it thrives in full sun and well-drained, sandy soil. Use this drought-resistant plant in sun-drenched meadows, rock gardens and alpine plantings. As long as the soil drains well, the plant will thrive with minimal care. The evergreen foliage, upright stems and overall mounding shape make it a handsome filler plant, even when it's not in bloom. As much as you'll love this plant, deer will avoid it, so don't worry about losing those stunning blooms to browsing. Other names for this perennial include Rosy Desert Beardtongue, Canyon Penstemon, and Mojave Beardtongue.

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Associated SKUsHC017677
HC017657 (1 Ounce) - Out of stock.
HC017658 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Desert Penstemon
Botanical Name
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ships As
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
Seeds Per Packet
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,720 sq ft.
1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
4 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Evergreen, Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ships To Canada
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