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Penstemon spectabilis

Penstemon spectabilis
Showy Penstemon, Showy Beardtongue, Royal Penstemon, Royal Beardtongue

Native to the chaparral zones of California and Baja California at elevations below 6000 feet, this perennial grows in dry washes and recently disturbed areas. The large shiny green leaves have coarsely toothed margins. Showy blue-purple flower spikes attract hummingbirds from April through June. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage. It reseeds readily.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Blue
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 4' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 36" - 48" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought
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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