Penstemon tenuis (Gulf Coast Penstemon)

$ 11.98

Size

Comment: Nice and full!

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

Texas native Yes
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Part sun to bright shade
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 1 ft
Mature spread 1-1.5 ft
Attracts Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies
Notes Native bee friendly.

 

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 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)