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Superb Coral Penstemon

Penstemon superbus
SKU: HC015282
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Superb Beardtongue (Penstemon superbus) is an early season spring bloomer with stunning coral-orange flowers and evergreen grey-green foliage. Best grown in the mild winter areas of the western US.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon superbus
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Evergreen
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Superb Beardtongue (Penstemon superbus) has glowing coral-orange flowers that make this Southwestern beardtongue a standout in the mid-spring garden. Out of flower, the plant has handsome evergreen foliage. Like most all Penstemon, it does best in poor, fast draining soils (no clay) in full sun where it gets plenty of heat. Deadhead after blooming, but leave some of the flowers spikes on the plant to ripen their seed and encourage re-seeding. Best grown in the Southwestern US where it can be planted with other xeric, spring-blooming natives. Companion plants include Sage (Salvia), TX Red Yucca (Hesperaloe) and Catmint (Nepeta).
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