shrubby penstemon (Penstemon fruticosus)

lavender tubular flowers above green serrated leaves

shrubby penstemon

 

Common name: shrubby penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon fruticosus

Light: full sun
Height: 2 – 20 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant, but will spread with water
Soil type: sandy or rocky to loamy soils

Evergreen shrub with lavender 1-2″ long tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds; will root from stems to form mats; great for rock gardens!

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