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Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Hummingbirds
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
3' × 2'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season May-July
Flower Color Light pink
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Greyish/blue waxy leaves in clusters around the base
Fruit Chambered capsule
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Elevation Range 3500-7000 ft.
Description A particularly large penstemon with fragrant light pink flowers. This species is native to central and northwestern Arizona, but as a result of its use in seed mixes for roadside revegetation it can sometimes be seen blooming along highways in the grasslands of southern Arizona. Like other penstemons this is a good species for attracting hummingbirds, and lends itself well to mixed pollinator gardens. This is a great choice for higher elevation landscapes with well draining, rocky soils. Interplant alongside banana yucca (Yucca baccata), agaves (Agave spp), and native grasses/wildflowers