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Coconino County Desert Penstemon

Penstemon pseudospectabilis Coconino County
SKU: HC017911
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Exclusive. Coconino County desert beardtongue is an incredible bloomer with numerous spikes of intensely deep pink tubular flowers in late spring. A willing re-seeder, it spreads gently, helping to fill in difficult-to-plant areas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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Botanical Name
Penstemon pseudospectabilis Coconino County
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


30-36" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Few plants can duplicate the tremendous floral display produced by this special Beardtongue. This amazing selection of Desert Beardtongue blooms for a month in late spring with hundreds of intensely deep-pink, tubular flowers. Enjoy Coconino County's attractive mound of evergreen foliage by deadheading the plant after flowering is finished. This southwestern native Penstemon is my favorite for hot, dry sites and thrives in poor, well-drained soils. A vigorous re-seeder, use it with other re-seeding native wildflowers like Blue Flax and Chocolate Flower to populate harsh sites with their seedlings. My original plants were grown from habitat collected seeds gathered in Coconino Co., AZ, hence the name.  
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