Pine-Leaf Penstemon

Pine-Leaf Penstemon

Penstemon pinifolius

This variety of penstemon is native to southern New Mexico and Arizona, so it’s well adapted to hot, dry conditions. It has very thin, dark green, needlelike leaves that can be somewhat evergreen. It grows in soft mounds and is covered with tiny orange-red tubular flowers  that are hummingbird magnets in midsummer. It needs well-drained soil and is drought tolerant once established.

Type of Plant: Perennial

Distinguishing Characteristics: Needle-like foliage is dark green and can be somewhat evergreen. A light blanket of tubular flowers covers the plant during mid- summer.

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Orange

Sun/Location: Full Sun