Desert Penstemon Seeds

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.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SKUHC017677

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(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.

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Associated SKUsHC017677
HC017657 (1 Ounce) - Out of stock.
HC017658 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Desert Penstemon
Botanical Name
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Seeds Per Pound
759,000
Seeds Per Packet
334
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,720 sq ft.
1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
4 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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