Penstemon hirsutus
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 0.3-1.0 metres; 1-3 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to dry Wildlife: Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies Bloom Colour: Pink and purple Tolerates: Drought Culture: Easily grown in well-drained clay or sandy soils. Noteworthy Characteristics: Bell-shaped pink to lavender flowers bloom in clusters on upright stalks. Flowers look like elongated snapdragons, but are closed. The species grows 1-2 feet tall, and foliage remains green throughout the summer. Hairy Penstemon is a larval host for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly while also attracting a variety of beneficial insects and hummingbirds. Garden Uses: Alpine and rock gardens