Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Description: This robust penstemon is covered in tubular yellow flowers in late-spring to summer. Finely textured leaves give the plant its name. It grows well in well-drained soils and appreciates a little supplemental water in the summer. It is a color variant of the orange flowered pineleaf penstemon that was discovered in an English garden in 1980.


Maintenance Type: Perennial - Evergreen
Plant Care: Perennial - Evergreen (soft-stemmed plants that keep their leaves and color during winter): Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. To avoid winter stress, wait until spring to identify what portions of the plant are still alive and then remove the rest.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 12" tall x 15" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: Yellow
Bloom Seasons: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Garden Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Easy Does It
  • Localscapes Path
    • Park Strip #6
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter