Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Perennials / Murray's Scarlet Penstemon

Murray's Scarlet Penstemon

Penstemon murrayanus
SKU: HC017264
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Murray's Scarlet Beardtongue (Penstemon murrayanus) is a tall, lanky grower with a late spring display of orange flowers held over grey-green foliage. It's much more moisture and humidity tolerant than typical Penstemons.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon murrayanus
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Murray's Scarlet Beardtongue (Penstemon murrayanus) is a tall, lanky species that blooms in late spring with long spikes of orange flowers held over broad, grey-green foliage. It's recommended for gardeners who live in hot, humid climates where most Penstemon would perish. Native to eastern TX, Louisiana, eastern OK and Arkansas, it likes well-drained sandy soils.
Pioneers in sustainable gardening

Together, we’re improving the earth, one garden at a time

celebrating earth day, every day

High Country Gardens was founded with a mission to make sustainable gardening accessible to every gardener, and we believe the natural world needs champions now more than ever. We're your source for expert advice, a passionate community, and plants that are beautiful, resilient, and beneficial to a healthy ecosystem.