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Parry's Penstemon

Penstemon parryi

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Hummingbirds
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
2 × 1
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Pinkish purple
Minimum Temperature Range 10-15 °F
Leaf Description Rounded and semi-succulent
Fruit 4 chambered capsule
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Elevation Range 1500-5000 ft.
Description One of the most reliable spring flowers for low desert gardens. These short lived perennials die back in late spring, but revive in the monsoons and overwinter as clusters of leaves. They have tubular pinkish purple flowers on tall stalks which inevitably attract hummingbirds and often reseed into gardens. Plant with other wildflowers and small grasses around a Palo Verde (Parkinsonia spp.) for a show of color in the springtime.