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.


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: 10-12" tall x 12-18" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: Red, Orange
Bloom Seasons: Early Summer, Late Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Growing Conditions:

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

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Garden Entrance
  • Design Path
    • Climate Control
    • Winter Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter