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Penstemon palmeri, Palmer's Penstemon is an Eastern Mojave native plant grows in the higher desert elevations to about 6000 feet. Once established, it can survive winter temperatures to 0 degrees and summer temperatures to 120 degrees. This plant will reward you with lavender to purple flowers on stalks from 1 to 3 feet high.
Seed requires moist stratification.
This and all penstemons are important food sources for hummingbirds, long-tailed slipper and Chalcedon Checkerspot butterflies
Sunset Zone(s): 7, 14-23
USDA Zone(s): 7-10
Blooming Period: Spring
Exposure: Full Sun, intolerant of shade
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3650 feet
Location: San Bernardino County