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Canyon Penstemon

Canyon Penstemon

Regular price $21.50 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: deep pink to rose
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Canyon Penstemon, scientifically known as Penstemon pseudospectabilis, is a vibrant and hardy perennial native to the Southwestern United States, particularly found in desert canyons and dry, rocky areas. It is celebrated for its showy spikes of deep pink to rose flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer, attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to the garden.

Growing to about 2 to 3 feet in height and spreading 1 to 2 feet wide, Canyon Penstemon forms an upright clump of lance-shaped, green leaves. The flowers, borne on tall stems above the foliage, provide a striking visual display and add a splash of color to the landscape.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Canyon Penstemon thrives in well-draining soil and is notably drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for xeriscapes, rock gardens, and native plant gardens. It prefers sandy or gravelly soils and benefits from occasional watering during prolonged dry spells, although it is well-suited to low-water landscaping.

In landscaping, Canyon Penstemon is often used for its ornamental appeal and ability to attract wildlife. It serves as an attractive addition to mixed borders, naturalized areas, and water-wise gardens, where its low maintenance requirements and vibrant floral display can be appreciated. The plant's resistance to deer and other pests further enhances its value in the garden.

Overall, Canyon Penstemon is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant perennial that adds striking color and ecological benefits to sunny garden areas. Its adaptability to harsh growing conditions and long blooming season make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create impactful and sustainable landscapes in arid and semi-arid regions.

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