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Penstemon pinifolius
Pineleaf Beard-tongue
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft

A species of Beard-tongue native to the Southwestern USA, this grows well in most regions except for the humid South. It forms a low, bushy mound with green leaves that resemble pine needles. Tubular flame-orange flowers appear in early to midsummer, and are a magnet for hummingbirds. Because this plant is woody at the base, prune no lower than 4 inches in spring. Gorgeous in a rock garden or dry border, and looks particularly good with a mulch of gravel beneath. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Very drought tolerant once established. Well worth trying in Zones 3 or below.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

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