Royal Penstemon Penstemon speciosus – 30 Seeds
30 Seeds w/Instructions
This Penstemon has brilliant blue flowers that appear in the spring and are a magnet for both hummingbirds and butterflies.The subshrubby branches of this clumped perennial rise to 2 ft. and bear narrow, spoon-shaped leaves. The racemes of flowers, borne many to each plant, carry close wands of gaping blue flowers. It is a great option for gardens that are looking for a great flower show and don’t mind plenty of hummingbirds. It likes full sun, good drainage, and little water. Suitable both in the ground and in containers. Zone 4-10.
Other Names: Sagebrush Penstemon, Royal Beard Tongue, Pride of the Mountain, Penstemon speciosus ssp. kennedyi
30 Seeds w/Instructions This Penstemon has brilliant blue flowers that appear in the spring and are a magnet for both hummingbirds and butterflies.
Royal penstemon seed
“Likely” host plants all belong to a known host genus for the butterflies and moths native to this location, but the individual plant species have not been verified as host plants
Plants shown as “likely” hosts for a given butterfly or moth must meet two requirements: 1. the genus of that plant species must be known to be eaten by the caterpillar of that butterfly or moth species, AND 2. the estimated natural geographic range of that plant species must overlap with the estimated natural geographic range of that butterfly or moth.
Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the “About” section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from “Seed Propagation of Native California Plants” by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual “normals” at an 800 meter spatial resolution.
Royal penstemon seed “Likely” host plants all belong to a known host genus for the butterflies and moths native to this location, but the individual plant species have not been verified as host