Desert Penstemon, Penstemon pseudospectabilis is a two or
three foot perennial with green-red leaves and 1-2" rose purple flowers
on a 3' spike. Native to mountains of Southern California deserts
usually below 4000'.
Associated plants include; Acacia greggii, Ambrosia dumosa, Cercidium floridum, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens,
Juniperus californica, Larrea tridentata, Olneya tesota, Pinus
monophylla, Purshia glandulosa,and Trixis californica.
Rosy Desert Beard Tongue, Canyon Penstemon, Mohave beard-tongue,
Desert Penstemon, this plant has a lot of names as it seems to be garden
tolerant and easy to grow. Its hardiness has been surprising. The
gallon plants of this survived our winters, both wet and cold.
This Penstemon flowers at the same time as California Poppy, Penstemon spectabilis, and Ceanothus 'Skylark'.
Very showy and well liked by the Hummingbirds.
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Penstemon pseudospectabilis tolerates sand.
Penstemon pseudospectabilis is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Penstemon pseudospectabilis has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Penstemon pseudospectabilis has color pink.
Communities for Penstemon pseudospectabilis:Creosote Bush Scrub.