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New Mexico Penstemon

Penstemon neomexicanus
SKU: HC018224
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Penstemon neomexicanus (New Mexico Beardtongue) is a rare, noteworthy Southwestern native Penstemon. This sturdy native perennial blooms for 6-8 weeks in summer, with tubular violet-blue flowers that are brilliant, attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects. Well-adapted to high altitudes, these plants are hardy. This is a great addition to a rock garden or xeric area.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon neomexicanus
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Hardiness Zone
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time


Penstemon neomexicanus (New Mexico Beardtongue) is native to North America and is found in the Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Living on wooded slopes and open glades in coniferous forests, this is a rare and hardy garden-worthy perennial. It is also a host plant for the Checkerspot butterfly in the Sacramento Mountains. Plant them in well-drained average to lean soil in a sun-to-half-sun location. A gravel mulch will help them to re-seed ensuring future flowers. Drought tolerant once established, Penstemon are low-maintenance, essential additions to a waterwise garden.