Penstemon spectabilis, 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