Prairie Penstemon is a native of the Great Plains. A tall, drought-tolerant plant, this penstemon has large 2″ pale purple to rose colored blooms that are a favorite of hummingbirds. The tall flower stalks rise above foliage that is blue-green and waxy. Also called ‘shell-leaf’ or ‘large flowered’ penstemon, these are often found along the meadows and river valleys of the Great Plains states.
Rate: 1oz./150 sq. ft.
Bloom time: April to Late June