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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'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-18" tall
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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