Bridge Penstemon

Penstemon rostriflorus

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Description: Evergreen perennial or subshrub. Stems branch from a woody base and large tap-root. Linear foliage is non-descript. Red-orange tubular flowers grow on upright stems. Unlike most penstemons the flowers bloom in summer and last until autumn. Grow in well-drained soil.
Plant Care: Overall needs will be reduced when plants are placed in areas where the soil, climate and exposure match the plant requirements. Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. As plants become dormant in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 10
Mature Size: 12-24" tall x 18-24" wide
Utah Native: Y
Color: Red
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Jul

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • A Desert with Altitude
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter