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Desert Penstemon Seeds

Penstemon pseudospectabilis
SKU: HC017677
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Spires of vivid, hot pink flowers grace majestic Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis) in late spring to early summer. The vivid hue and tube-shaped flowers draw the attention of hummingbirds, hawkmoths, bees and butterflies. This Southwestern native is drought-tolerant and thrives in sun and heat, and is deer resistant, too! At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,720 sq ft.
1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
4 lb covers an acre
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens


(36-48" tall) Calling all pollinators! Rev up your garden with spires of vibrant magenta-pink wildflowers with Desert Penstemon Seeds. The populations of many pollinators are dwindling, but planting nectar-rich flowers like Desert Penstemon is one way you can help them recover. Although individual flowers appear delicate and dainty, don't let that fool you this is one tough and adaptable plant. Native to the high deserts of Southern California, it thrives in full sun and well-drained, sandy soil. Use this drought-resistant plant in sun-drenched meadows, rock gardens and alpine plantings. As long as the soil drains well, the plant will thrive with minimal care. The evergreen foliage, upright stems and overall mounding shape make it a handsome filler plant, even when it's not in bloom. As much as you'll love this plant, deer will avoid it, so don't worry about losing those stunning blooms to browsing. Other names for this perennial include Rosy Desert Beardtongue, Canyon Penstemon, and Mojave Beardtongue.