Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Penstemon spectabilis
showy penstemon

  • penstemonspectabilis

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Flowering perennial for sunny hillsides or as a border. Bloom time from early spring through early summer. Once established it’s very drought tolerant. Plant it, establish it, leave it alone. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Can be used as cut flower too.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Penstemon spectabilis

Common Name

showy penstemon

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

3 tall × 2 wide

Flower Color

Blue / Purple

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant
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