Penstemon superbus
Coral or superb penstemon

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantLow WaterPart ShadeBird Friendly
Coral or superb penstemon
Penstemon superbus

This penstemon will liven up your spring garden with tall stems of vivid, coral-red flowers. Stems can reach 5’ tall from a base of grey-green foliage. Watering will prolong the bloom time. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Songbirds will relish the seed. Plant with other penstemon of varying heights to create a layered look. Grows best in full sun and sandy soils. 

Vivid, coral red flowers bloom on long stems in early spring
Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, hawkmoths and honeybees
The seeds are a food source for songbirds
This penstemon is relatively rare in the U.S.
Deer and rabbit resistant

Native Range

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Interesting Facts

Coral Penstemon occurs at elevations of 3500-5500 feet, in the rocky canyons and washes of Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. 


Flowering may start by mid-March, and often can be extended into June, by keeping it watered. Remove old flower stalks after blooming.

Mature Size: 2-4ft. Tall x 1-2ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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