Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: pinifolius (pin-ee-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Mersea Yellow

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vacaville, California

Fort Collins, Colorado

Albuquerque, New Mexico (2 reports)

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Brady, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah (2 reports)

Santaquin, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 24, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Low-growing, slow-spreading perennial whose lower stems become woody with age. Blooms persist for a long time.

Foliage is delicate (pine-leafed is no joke!) and mostly evergreen. Drought-resistant, it grows well in my poor clay.