Penstemon smallii
Small's Penstemon

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DESCRIPTION
Small's Penstemon
Penstemon smallii

One of the showiest Penstemons of the eastern U.S. and one of the longest flowering too. In May and June the lavender-pink blossoms put on quite a show while they attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects.  Native to rocky slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains making them perfect for well-drained soil and hillsides at your house. It's easy to grow, dependable, drought resistant and perfect for planting in groups in the middle of any partial to full sun garden.

BENEFITS
One of the showiest Penstemons in the eastern U.S.
Attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects
Flowers for weeks in May and June
Perfect for planting in groups in any partial to full sun garden
Easy to grow, dependable, drought resistant
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

The moist bottomlands, forest gaps and uplands of North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama

Interesting Facts

Native Americans often chewed the roots of certain East Coast species of Penstemon and put the pulp on painful teeth to help reduce the pain. They also used Penstemon roots to treat rattlesnake bites.

GROWING TIPS

Easy to grow, dependable, drought resistant and perfect for planting in groups in the middle of any partial to full sun garden.

Mature Size: 18-24in. Wide x 10-12in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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