Parry's Penstemon

Penstemon parryi

This showy, drought tolerant perennial is native to the desert southwest. Brilliant magenta pink tubular flower spires rise above a mostly basal clump of bluish green foliage. Tuck into a rock garden or border planting where the blooms will entice hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant en masse for a stunning effect. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPEN-steh-mon PAIR-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsRedbud (Cercis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Catmint (Nepeta); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)

Thrives in lean to average, fast draining soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during first growing season. Drought tolerant once established; provide supplemental water in extreme summer heat. One or two light waterings may prevent dormancy in late summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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