Spires of vivid, hot pink flowers grace majestic Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis) in late spring to early summer. The vivid hue and tube-shaped flowers draw the attention of hummingbirds, hawkmoths, bees and butterflies. This Southwestern native is drought-tolerant and thrives in sun and heat, and is deer resistant, too! At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Common Name

Desert Penstemon

Botanical Name

Penstemon pseudospectabilis

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring to early summer

Mature Height

36-48" tall

Wildflower Mix or Specie


Ships As


Ideal Region

West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seeds Per Pound


Seeds Per Packet


Seed Coverage

1/4 lb covers 2,720 sq ft.
1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
4 lb covers an acre

Soil Type

Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil

Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"


Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant


Desert Penstemon