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Penstemon havardii (Big Bend Beardtongue)

Penstemon havardii
Havard Penstemon, Havard Beardtongue, Big Bend Penstemon, Big Bend Beardtongue, Havard's Penstemon, Havard's Beardtongue

This lovely penstemon is found only in the vicinity of Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas and adjacent Mexico. Flower spikes emerge from a rosette of large elliptical green leaves in the spring. Cardinal red blossoms dangle from the spikes from April through June, providing ample nectar for hummingbirds. Allow spikes to dry after flowering, then collect seed and sprinkle around the garden. Big Bend Penstemon needs good drainage and prefers light filtered shade in low deserts.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 6' (ft)
Spread 2 (ft)
Spacing 2' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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