Penstemon pachyphyllus

Penstemon pachyphyllus

Thickleaf penstemon

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun or partial shade. Blue-violet or lavender blossoms are seen in late spring or early summer. Found on gravelly or sometimes sandy higher elevation sites among associations of pinyon pine, gambels oak, and ponderosa pine.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 25 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
33.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
227,600
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Blue - Violet
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer