California Gardens - The Year Round Gardening Site

Penstemon parryi - Parry's Penstemon, Desert Penstemon

Penstemon parryi is native to Southern Arizona and into Northern Mexico. Parry's Penstemon is quite drought tolerant, and does well in a hot sunny garden. The foliage is gray-green and grows near the base of the plants. The flower stalks bloom in early Spring and can repeat in Fall given some monsoonal moisture, even if by hose. Penstemon parryi flower stalks can reach up 3 feet or more in height. The flowers vary from red to pink. The deep throated flowers of the Desert Penstemon are a hummingbird favorite. Penstemon parryi is Winter Hardy into the low teens. Penstemon Margarita BOP is a potential larval food source for the Common Buckeye Butterfly and the Variable Checkerspot and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon parryi, Parry's Penstemon, Desert Penstemon

Pink flowers of Penstemon parryi - Parry's Penstemon, Desert 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 palmeri
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

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