Hill Country Penstemon

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Hill Country Penstemon

Penstemon triflorus
Hill Country Penstemon; Scarlet Beardtongue, Hill Country Beardtongue; Heller’s Beardtongue
1

2 feet
1

2 feet
Edwards Plateau
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun. A perennial Texas penstemon, growing 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall with paired leaves and two-lipped flowers, also in pairs. In habit it’s a very small thin plant, but when in bloom (in spring) penstemon is spectacular. It’s long-lived in the native garden, and makes a great cut flower as well.

Penstemon are endemic to North America, though mostly in cooler latitudes. This is considered one of the genus’ most beautiful species.

Maintenance

Propagate via cuttings or seed. Allow it to re-seed before cutting old stalks.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
1-2' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
April, May
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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