Penstemon superbus

Penstemon superbus

Superb beardtongue

Low to moderate water requirements; full sun to partial shade. Tall, short-lived perennial. Deep coral tubular flowers bloom from April to June. Prefers well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil in rocky canyons, washes and grasslands. Attracts hummingbirds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 48 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
39.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,213,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Coral
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer