This is an exceptional small growing, evergreen plant that covers itself with hundreds of bright light orange, yellow throated flowers in late spring-early summer. A western native perennial, Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue thrives in well-drained soils with plenty of sunlight. High Country Gardens 2016 Plant of the Year, 2016 Green Thumb Award Winner.


Common Name

Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue

Botanical Name

Penstemon pinifolius Luminous


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color


Mature Height

8-10" tall

Mature Spread

12-15" wide

Bloom Time

Late spring through early summer

Ships As

Potted Plant

Evergreen Foliage


Soil Type

Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil

Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)


Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Evergreen


Perennial Plant of the Year, Green Thumb

Special Groups

High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction

Ideal Region

West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall

Pineleaf Penstemon