Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)
Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)
Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)
Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)
Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)

Penstemon parryi (Parry's beardtongue)

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Parry's beardtongue, desert penstemon

A fast growing wild flower that grows up to three feet tall.  Pink tubular flower clusters bloom in the March through May.  This plant was named after Charles C. Parry who served on the Mexican Boundary Survey as a Surgeon Naturalist in the mid 19th Centry.

Plant with: Sagebrush (Artemisia californica), San Diego Viguiera (Bahiopsis laciniata), California Encelia (Encelia californica), Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), Manzanita species, Scrub Oaks, and various annuals such as California Poppy.

Plant in full sun to part shade

- Best in well drained soil

- Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

- Native to Arizona