Penstemon (Penstemon)




Penstemon or beardtongue is one of those unique flowering shrubs featuring tall spikes adorned with bright tubular flowers that looks good in any landscape type! We love to plant these waterwise plants in xeriscape landscapes or any drought-tolerant landscape and they look amazing planted near borders, in rock gardens or near water fountains. By all means, plant them into your landscape if you love to the sight of hummingbirds and butterflies cavorting about!

These are low maintenance plants that have low to moderate watering needs once established. They can grow in full sun to partial shade exposures and are adaptable to a wide range of moisture conditions. Penstemon don’t like to feel crowded, so we like to plant them where they can have some room to grow. They also make a nice addition to any wildflower garden.

Palm Paradise has been growing the finest Penstemon from our own private stock of premium quality specimens for over 20 years. We take pride in doing it this way and can assure that their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere. Come visit our huge nursery and we will be glad to show you around and help you select what you need to achieve your landscaping goals. We have the best selection of trees, shrubs and other plants available in a variety of sizes. If you’re ready to spice up a part of your landscape or are starting from scratch, be sure to take advantage of our professional landscaping design services available for free at our nursery!

  • Sometimes called Beardtongue due to their bearded staminode found in most species
  • A popular garden ornamental
  • There are approximately 250 species and most are native to the west, ranging from Canada and into Mexico
  • Typically broom in Fall and Summer
  • Flower colors include pink, blue, red, purple and white
  • Good for cut flowers


Small shrubby perennial accents with tall spikes adorned with bright tubular flowers

Beautiful seasonal color for gardens, rock accents and open desert areas

Attracts humming birds and butterflies

Most varieties will reseed in the landscape