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Palmer's Penstemon Seeds

Penstemon palmeri
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Plant Palmer's Penstemon seeds (Penstemon palmerii) for towering pale pink blooms that command the attention of gardeners and hummingbirds alike. One of the few fragrant penstemon species, Palmer's Penstemon is a drought-tolerant, heat-loving perennial native to the Southwest. At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon palmeri
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Evergreen
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Mature Height
4-5' tall
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,720 sq ft.
1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
4 lb covers an acre
Bloom Time


(48-60" tall) Palmer’s Penstemon forms an evergreen mound of stems sporting pairs of prickly, gray-green leaves. The magic starts in early summer, when stems surge upward to become towering flower spikes with bulbous, lipped blooms in shades of pale pink (similar to snapdragons). Ideal as a dramatic focal point that draws the eye even at a distance, Palmer's Penstemon also merits a place along a path or near a patio, where you can enjoy the flowers' delightful scent and watch the hummingbirds as they hover to sip the sweet nectar. Palmer's Penstemon is remarkably water-wise, durable, and very drought-resistant. Plant it in full sun and very well-drained soil, as it would get in its native habitat in desert canyons and washes. Other names for this deer-resistant and rabbit-resistant plant include Palmer's Beardtongue, Scented Penstemon, and Scented Beardtongue.