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Compact Pineleaf Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactum'
SKU: HC016188
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Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactum' (Beardtongue) is hands down one of the very best native wildflowers for water-wise gardens. This tiny shrub has a profusion of bright scarlet flowers in late spring and tidy, tight growing branches of evergreen pine needle-like leaves. Perfect for borders or accenting larger perennials. A High Country Gardens Introduction. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactum'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
10" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


10" tall x 12" wide (cutting/seed propagated). This little scarlet wonder is a delightful dwarf version of the larger, more familiar Pineleaf Penstemon. The tiny evergreen needle-like leaves and short wiry stems form a tidy shrublet that seems to catch fire when the intense scarlet flowers smother the plant in late spring. Compact Pineleaf Penstemon blooms many weeks before the larger orange-flowered Pineleaf Penstemon.

Flat of 9 plants will cover 9 square feet when planted together

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