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Penstemon jamesii

Penstemon jamesii

Tubular lavender-pink flowers with paler pink lobes are borne in late spring to early summer. The foliage is evergreen.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAttracts bees. Suitable for xeriscaping.

CareGrow in well-drained soil.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer. Divide in spring.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, leaf spots, and Southern blight. Slugs and snails may damage young plants.

  • Genus : Penstemon
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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