Pineleaf Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Description: Spreading evergreen perennial native to southern New Mexico and Arizona. Starting in late-spring, profuse tubular orange flowers bloom for nearly two months starting. Flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. Bright-green foliage is small and narrow resembling needles. Needs well-drained soils. Grows in both traditional and xeric locations.
Plant Care: 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:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Mature Size: 10-12" tall x 12-18" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: Red, Orange
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Park Strip and Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Climate Control
    • Winter Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter