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Penstemon triflorus - Heller's Penstemon

Penstemon triflorus is native from Texas into Northern Mexico. Heller's Penstemon is quite drought tolerant, and does well in a hot sunny garden adapted to desert heat. This Penstemon may also be found under the common names, Scarlet Penstemon and Hill Country Penstemon. Penstemon triflorus requires well drained soils. Penstemon triflorus foliage is glossy green and grows near the base of the plants. The flower stalks bloom in early Spring and can repeat in Fall. Heller's Penstemon can reach up 2 feet or so in height. The flowers vary from red to pink. The deep throated flowers of Heller's Penstemon are a hummingbird favorite. Penstemon triflorus is Winter Hardy into the low teens. Penstemon triflorus 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 triflorus, Heller's Penstemon

Pink flowers of Penstemon triflorus - Heller's Penstemon, Scarlet Penstemon or Hill Country 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's Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis

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