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Penstemon x mexicali 'Carolyn's Hope'

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Common Name: Carolyn's Hope Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner. Cheerful pink, white-throated tubular flowers and dark pink buds above narrow, glossy green are attractive nearly all summer long. This hybrid between Mexican and American wild penstemons was developed in Colorado to raise funds to support breast cancer research at University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Penstemon wrightii

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Common Name: Wright's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red, Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 1-3'
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

One of the most dramatic Penstem we have growing in our beds. It makes a large, open mounding base with flowers stalks covered with bright red blooms extending two to three feet above the foliage. After blooming the seed pods are an attractive addition to the garden as well. If seed pods aren't what you want to look at though, regular deadheading will keep this plant blooming though the season.


Callirhoe involucrata

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Common Name: Wine Cups
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Reddish Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Well drained soil is best, give plenty of room, will do well in a hot, exposed bed. Reseeds in flower beds. Nice magenta blooms. Plant Select® award winner.


Seseli gummiferum

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Common Name: Moon Carrot
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Pink maturing to White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

New for 2014. Nice basal rosette of lacy silver-blue foliage. The second year it produces a succession of five inch flowers.Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Flowers start out pink and fade to white. Biennial or short lived perennial.

Penstemon pseudospectabilis

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Common Name: Snapdragon Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Hummingbirds, Large blue-green leaves. Long blooming rambling plant to 3 ft. needs good drainage. Some plants may get ragged looking and need to be pruned back, but this variety is proving to be one of the more dependable penstemons for me. It has a long bloom season.- great for hummingbirds. Plant Select® award winner.


Penstemon parryi

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Common Name: Parry's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Many dark pink flower stalks from rosettes. Good winter foliage. A nice penstemon to grow. It provides a nice rosy shade of bloom.


Penstemon palmeri

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Common Name: Pink Wild Penstemon
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 40"
Description:

Large white fragrant blooms-larger plant if watered some,but likely to die sooner


Garden Notes: A short lived variety for me.- But- it’s massive blooms make it worth planting every few years. It blooms for a nice amount of time in the spring

Penstemon clutei

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Common Name: Sunest Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Long blooming Penstemon- Needs good drainage. Not long lived without good drainage, but a very nice showy plant.


Garden Notes: Needs good drainage and infrequent waterings for best results in the garden. It provides a great show of blooms late spring to early summer.

Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink and White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

This milkweed will colonize in the garden slowly- making a great food source for Monarchs.


Garden Notes: It does not compete well against grasses, so it probably will not perform well without keeping weeds and other plants away.

Penstemon ambiguus

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Common Name: Sand Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White with Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Well-drained soil. Covered with white phlox-like blooms for a long season. Panhandle native. Great plant


Garden Notes: Even though called Sand Penstemon, it has done very well in my heavier clay type soil. Plant it on a mound and incorporate plenty of compost to give its roots better aeration.