June to August
14 to 18 in.
12 to 14 in.
hybrid from Mexican and American penstemons
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Pikes Peak purple penstemon is a perennial flower with spikes of purple flowers in mid summer. The narrow leaves form an upright, lustrous mound of shiny green foliage.
This plant is a good penstemon for Colorado Springs gardens. It is adaptable to a variety of soil types and water zones, which makes it easy to grow.
Pikes Peak purple penstemon has been widely planted throughout the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It is an easy plant to grow, has nice leaves, and pretty purple flowers.
Remove old plant material in the spring before new growth starts. Removing the spent flowers will encourage some additional blooms.