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Penstemon heterophyllus - Foothill Penstemon

Penstemon heterophyllus has a long blooming season and is quite variable in the leaf habit and flower shape. Penstemon heterophyllus is quite drought tolerant once established. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the Foothill Penstemon flowers. Penstemon heterophyllus grows in full sun, often in disturbed firebreaks and trail margins. Foothill Penstemon requires decent drainage and Summer dry periods. Penstemon heterophyllus is Winter hardy into single digits. Penstemon heterophyllus is a larval food source for the Variable Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterflies.

Penstemon heterophyllus, Foothill Penstemon

Purple flowers of Penstemon heterophyllus - Foothill Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifoliius
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
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