Palmer Penstemon Penstemon palmeri

 

A robust perennial that grows to 4 feet tall, with large waxy green leaves and spikes of fragrant striped pink flowers that resemble snapdragons. Very drought resistant, often growing on roadcuts. Requires full sun, good drainage, minimal or no watering, and no fertilizer. Plants produce up to fifty flowering stalks in a season. Begins flowering in the second growing season. Plant seeds in late fall or early spring for spring emergence.

Flowers June-July.

PalmerPenstemon