Penstemon pseudospectabilis

Penstemon pseudospectabilis

Showy penstemon

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Showy rose-purple flowers bloom March to May along desert washes, canyons or slopes. A relatively large species with numerous erect stems and blue-glaucous leaves. Prefers sandy or well-drained soils.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
36 
- 70 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
37.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
750,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pink-Purple
Blooming Season: 
Spring