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Penstemon ambiguus (Sand Penstemon)

Penstemon ambiguus
Pink Plains Penstemon, Pink Plains Beardtongue, Gilia Penstemon, Gilia Beardtongue, Sand Penstemon, Sand Beardtongue

This shrub-like deciduous species forms a semi-woody mound with narrow, bright green leaves. It is native to the Southwest where it grows in sandy soils. Masses of pale pink to white flowers cover the plant in the summer. Plant in full sun, provide excellent drainage, and do not overwater. It re-seeds in the landscape.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 3 (ft)
Spread 3 (ft)
Spacing 1' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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