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Penstemon palmeri - Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri is a perennial herb growing 3-6 feet tall usually taller than wide. Palmer's Penstemon grows in full sun to partial shade at higher desert elevations. Penstemon palmeri most often grows in sandy well drained soils. Penstemon palmeri has lavender pink flowers with hairs on the upper lip. Penstemon palmeri blooms in Spring at lower elevations and will still be blooming in the Summer at higher elevations. Penstemon palmeri will not have issues with cold in California. Expect Penstemon palmeri to go summer deciduous if conditions get too dry. Penstemon palmeri is a great addition to the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden attracting the Variable Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterflies.

Penstemon palmeri, Palmer's Penstemon

Lavender pink flowers of Penstemon palmeri - Palmer'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 grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

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