Common Name: Rock Penstemon Family: Plantaginaceae, Plantain Family
Duration: Perennial Size: 12 to 18 inches Growth Form: Shrub, subshrub; Low evergreen shrub or herbaceous perennial. Densely branched herbaceous growth which becomes woody at its base. It may be erect or somewhat sprawling.
Leaves: Dark-green leaves are thick and toothed, and sometimes are quite hairy, almost succulent. Flower Color: Clustered spikes of cherry-red, tubular flowers line the 1-1 1/2 ft. stalks.
Flowering Season: June thru September
Comments: Grow in sun to part shade. Its low, tight habit makes it a desirable rock garden plant. Special value for native bees and attracts hummingbirds.