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Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri
SKU: HC016187
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Palmer's Beardtongue blooms in early summer with tall spikes of fragrant, light pink flowers in early summer. Very xeric and heat tolerant, it is a willing reseeder for use in colonizing harsh sites. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon palmeri
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4-5' tall
Bloom Time


4-5' tall x 24" wide (seed propagated). This is a very heat tolerant beardtongue, native to NM and AZ. One of the few fragrant Penstemons, it blooms with gigantic spikes of large, light pink flowers in early summer. Distinctive gray foliage. Must be grown in sandy or gravelly soils, not in tight clay. Not suited to areas receiving more than 15-18" of rainfall annually!
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