Penstemon palmeri

Penstemon palmeri

Palmer penstemon

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Soft pink flowers bloom May to July along tall stout stems. Prefers open exposed areas such as rocky hillsides, road banks, gravel pits or gravelly washes. Basal leaves are semi-evergreen and are palatable to livestock and wildlife during spring and winter. A very drought hardy plant recommended for revegetating disturbed sites, especially on limestone soils.

Varieties: 
Cedar

Cedar was selected for ability to establish in erosion control and revegetation seedings. Persistent, provides succulent winter forage for wildlife. (Released 1985, source of ecotype: Iron County, UT)

Species Attributes

Height: 
48 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
40.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
610,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Light Pink
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer