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SteppeSuns® Sunset Glow Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius 'P019S'
SKU: HC017750
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
A soft orange-flowered selection of pineleaf beardtongue, Penstemon pinifolius SteppeSuns® 'Sunset Glow' is a native cultivar that starts flowering in late spring and attracts numerous pollinators and hummingbirds. Reminiscent of Colorado summer sunsets, its long-lasting blooms add a warm glow to dry area gardens. Finely textured evergreen foliage forms a compact mound for year-round interest. A 2011 Plant Select® selection.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon pinifolius 'P019S'
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


(12-18" tall x 18-24" wide) SteppeSuns® Sunset Glow Penstemon is the result of more than 20 years of breeding work at the Denver Botanic Gardens. This plant enjoys a well-drained, non-clay soil in part to full sun conditions. In low elevation-hot summer locations, Sunset Glow needs afternoon shade and regular irrigation. Recommended companion plants include English lavender, Hymenoxys (Thrift-Leaf Perky Sue) and Old World Salvia such as 'May Night' and 'Caradonna'. Best suited at elevations up to 7500 feet. Introduced by Plant Select®– waterwise, garden-tested plants proven to thrive in the high plains and intermountain west for more beauty, with less work.
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