|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 4 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 campanulatus is an upright, semi-evergreen perennial. In early summer, bears loose racemes of tubular-bell-shaped, pinkish purple or violet flowers. A parent of many hybrids. Grows 12 to 24 inches tall, 18 inches wide.