Penstemon campanulatus (Cav.) Willd.

Bellflower Penstemon

Family: Plantaginaceae

Genus: Penstemon

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: 2' tall and 18" wide

Exposure: Sun


Blooms throughout summer, very drought tolerant. Lavender and white flowers on spikes, tubular. Linear foliage, evergreen. Mounding. Very well-drained soil.

From Bot. Repos. (Chelone campanuloides) It seems to thrive best in rich, dungy earth, and is easily propagated by cuttings, or seeds; of which latter it produces abundance; but does not appear to be long lived.


Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4 3(1): 228 in 1800.

Basionym Chelone campanulata Cav.

Synonym Chelone campanuloides Andrews.

Native to Mexico.


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