Penstemon tenuis (Gulf Coast Penstemon)
Also known as Brazos Penstemon.
Gulf Coast Penstemon is the perfect addition to any informal garden. It produces lovely purple bell-shaped flowers in the spring. It fits in nicely in perennial beds and borders, and pairs well with 'Husker Red' Penstemon and yellow columbine. Under favorable conditions, it will reseed freely.
Gulf Coast Penstemon does best in part sun and bright shade, and tolerates poor drainage. It works well in meadow and cottage gardens as well as naturalized areas.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part sun to bright shade|
|Mature height||1 ft|
|Mature spread||1-1.5 ft|
|Attracts||Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies|
|Notes||Native bee friendly.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|