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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 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.