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Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'
SKU: HC016190
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Penstemon pinifolius Mersea Yellow (Yellow Pineleaf Beardtongue) is an English selection of our native pineleaf Penstemon grown for its bright yellow tubular flowers that cover the plant in late spring/early summer. This small shrub has attractive evergreen, pine-needle like foliage and a tidy mounding for. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 12" tall x 15" wide
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'
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, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


This unusual color variant (or "sport") was discovered in an English garden in 1980. Hundreds of soft yellow tubular flowers cover the plant for many weeks in midsummer. Originally, we expected 'Mersea Yellow' to not be as vigorous and heat tolerant as orange-flowered Penstemon pinifolius, but its performance in our gardens has proved otherwise. This plant does appreciate a little extra water and can be grown in both lean and enriched garden soils as long as the drainage is good. Needs afternoon shade in hot desert climates. Yellow Penstemons are a great rarity in this huge genus. 12" tall x 15" wide (cutting propagated).

Flat of 9 plants will cover 12 square feet when planted together

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