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Penstemon pinifolius
Pineleaf Beard-tongue
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.405.250

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
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Orange

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches


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