Saturday, June 14, 2008

Perennial Penstemon

Penstemon is one of my favorite perennials in the garden. It seems to love my hillside that is on the dry side and spreads easily, but is not invasive. The color and blooms all summer can't be beat. It does add a mid-sized vertical element to the garden bed. It is native to our area, but this particular one is a hybrid and requires more regular watering than the drought tolerant native.

2 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

I also have a weakness for these lovely plants .. once bitten ? LOL
Joy
PS ... beautiful picture !

cindee said...

I love these too. I have several. One that is same color as yours. They seem to do well here too in all the heat we have. Another top of the list favorite(-: