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Penstemon Evelyn

Penstemon Evelyn has slender rich pink flowers that bloom in our area late Spring through much of the Summer if the dead flower stalks are trimmed off. Penstemon Evelyn stays shorter than many of the other Penstemons at 12-18 inches tall, flowers included. Like most Beard Tongue's, Evelyn is good for 3 seasons or so and is best started fresh every few years. Penstemon Evelyn prefers regular moisture and good drainage but will tolerate somewhat drier conditions once established. Penstemon Evelyn is Winter hardy into the single digits. Penstemon Evelyn is a potential larval food source for the Variable Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterfly and could be a nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Penstemon Evelyn

Warm pink hues of Penstemon Evelyn. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus

The closely related Keckiella cordifolia is appropriate for this list as well