Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)
Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)
Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)
Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)
Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)

Penstemon spectabils (Showy Penstemon)

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Showy Penstemon

A fast growing perennial that grows up to four feet tall and wide.  Blue purple tubular flower clusters bloom in the winter and spring.  

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

- Best in well drained rocky, loamy, or clay soil

- Drought tolerant

- Deer resistant

- Attracts birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

- Hardy up to 0 degrees

- Native to California