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Penstemon parryi

Penstemon parryi

PEN-steh-mon PARE-ee-eye

This upright perennial has funnel-shaped, bright pink flowers on 3-foot-tall stalks in spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to southern Arizona.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. 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
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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  1. Jessie_Keith 04/25/2017

    I successfully grew Penstemon parryi in USDA Hardiness Zone 6, so it is much hardier than listed here. It needs sharply drained soil!

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