Penstemon baccharifolius (Rock Penstemon)

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Rock Penstemon is a tough perennial with cherry-red tubular blooms that attract hummingbirds.  It is very drought tolerant once established and needs well- drained dry soils. Moist, fertile soil will make it short-lived. It does very well in rock gardens, dry creek beds,  raised gardens or berms.  Once established, it only needs to be watered periodically in extreme drought. It it is a perfect fit for a hot, sunny spot and performs well as a border plant or in rock gardens.

Rock Penstemon dies to the ground in the winter but comes back in the spring. If winter is particularly mild and it does not die to the ground, it will benefit from trimming it in early spring to encourage more vigorous growth.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Sun to part shade
Bloom color Red
Bloom time Spring, summer
Mature height 1.5 ft
Mature spread 1.5 ft
Attracts Hummingbirds, bees
Notes Native bee friendly. Needs good drainage.

 

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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)