HALF PINT™ Pineleaf Penstemon – Penstemon pinifolius ‘Compactum’

May 18th, 2021

Scarlet-red trumpet flowers call hummingbirds and butterflies from June to August. A profusion of flowers blooms right above a tidy mound of soft, needle-like foliage. Deadhead the flowers in late fall and HALF PINT™ pineleaf penstemon will provide views of green plants throughout winter. HALF PINT™ prefers a little elbow room in the garden to provide it with maximum sun and heat. Because it’s native to Arizona and New Mexico, using small gravel mulch will make HALF PINT™ at home in the garden.

Plant Type: perennial
Height: 8-10”’
Width: 12”
Flowering Season: June to August
Flower Color: red
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-9
Culture (Soil Type): well-drained, clay loam
Pairs Well With: Wee One Dwarf English lavender, Indigo blue dragonhead, UNDAUNTED® ruby Muhly grass, Dwarf leadplant, Baby Blue Rabbitbrush

Sun: full sun
Water Needs: low to dry
Good for Pollination: yes
Deer Resistant: yes
Rabbit Resistant: yes

Winter Interest: herbaceous evergreen
North American Native: yes
Other unique benefits:
Containers: yes
Dry shade: no
Fragrant: no
Wildlife Benefits: pollinators, hummingbirds, butterflies
Design Applications: Water-wise gardens, crevice gardens, borders, large containers