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Penstemon grinnellii - Grinnell's Penstemon

Penstemon grinnellii forms dense clumps of foliage 12-18 inches tall and wide the flowers extend to 3 feet. Penstemon grinnellii blooms in the later part of Spring. Grinnell's Penstemon grows on dry slopes often at higher elevations in the Coast Ranges. Penstemon grinnellii is not particular about soil types, but it is critical that drainage is excellent and Summers are fairly dry. Penstemon grinnellii is a great addition to the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden providing larval food for the Variable Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterflies.

Penstemon grinnellii, Grinnell's Penstemon

Lavender pink flowers of Penstemon grinnellii - Grinnell's Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Genus Penstemon featured on this site:
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifoliius
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

The closely related Keckiella cordifolia is appropriate for this list as well