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Penstemon palmeri (Scented Penstemon)

Penstemon palmeri
Palmer's Penstemon, Palmer's Beardtongue, Scented Penstemon, Scented Beardtongue

Native to elevations from 4000 to 6000 feet, this perennial sends up spectacular spikes of huge, light pink, fragrant flowers from March to September. The basal rosette is composed of blue-green waxy leaves. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide good drainage. It reseeds readily.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 4' - 6' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 24" - 36" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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