6 to 10 in.
12 to 15 in.
New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Pineleaf penstemon is a small flowering subshrub native to Arizona and New Mexico. It has dark green, needle-like leaves.
In early summer, small scarlet, funnel-shaped flowers bloom prolifically. This long-lived penstemon is a good choice for sunny, dry gardens in the Pikes Peak area.
This is a good penstemon for sunny, dry gardens. At the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, this plant has grown in several hot locations. It adds nice color to the garden when in bloom.
Cut down old foliage in late fall or early spring before new growth starts. Cut down the stems of the spent flowers after bloom, if desired.