|This short-lived perennial, often treated as an annual in colder climates, is grown primarily for it's pretty, tubular, two-lipped flowers (all colors but blue and yellow). The leaves are narrow and lance shaped (up to 1/2 inches long). Penstemons like dry, but rich soil. They are summer bloomers, attract hummingbirds, and will keep your garden exciting after the spring colors have faded away.
Penstemon davidsonii is a prostrate, evergreen subshrub bearing panicles of tubular-funnel-shaped, dark pink to purple flowers from late spring to early summer. Grows 8 inches tall, 16 inches wide.