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Parry's Penstemon

Parry's Penstemon

Regular price $21.50 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: prink to magenta
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Parry's Penstemon, scientifically known as Penstemon parryi, is a stunning perennial native to the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species is particularly noted for its tall spikes of bright pink to magenta flowers, which bloom profusely in early spring, providing a vibrant splash of color to the landscape and attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Growing to about 2 to 4 feet in height and spreading 1 to 2 feet wide, Parry's Penstemon forms an upright clump of slender, lance-shaped, green leaves. The plant's striking flowers are borne on tall, slender stalks that rise above the foliage, creating an eye-catching display.

Adapted to full sun, Parry's Penstemon thrives in well-draining soil and is highly 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 landscapes.

In landscaping, Parry's Penstemon is often used for its ornamental beauty 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, Parry's 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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