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Item ID: 822
Genus: Penstemon
Plant Lists: California Natives, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Fragrant, Hot and Dry Climates, Clay Tolerant, Bee Plants, Summer bloomers, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Flowering
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Penstemon palmeri
“Scented Penstemon”

Penstemon palmeri “Scented Penstemon” Penstemon palmeri “Scented Penstemon”

photo:(right) Dominique Revelle

This is a sensational Penstemon native to the high desert of eastern California. Very tall, the branching flower spikes can reach 5’ tall x 4' widetall! Blooming in Summer, the very showy, large pink flowers are fragrant & have beautiful nectar guides in their throats. The base foliage is grayish & itself grows to 2’ tall. Fairly easy to grow, it loves hot & dry & good drainage, though it’s said to tolerate clay quite well. Needs NO SUMMER WATER ONCE ESTABLISHED. A good habitat plant, it is loved by bumblebees. California Native.

Annie

Sun
drought tolerant
Low-No Summer Water 

Perennial
USDA zones 5-10

Item ID: 822
Genus: Penstemon
Plant Lists: California Natives, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Fragrant, Hot and Dry Climates, Clay Tolerant, Bee Plants, Summer bloomers, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Flowering