Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness: 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)
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Apr 21, 2011, penpen from North Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
This Penstemon is growing on the west side of the house in my western NY garden so it isn't in full sun like my other penstemons and is in soil that has quite a bit of clay. Last year it bloomed off and on all season nearly as long as I kept the spent blooms removed. A very pretty penstemon that doens't get out of hand and is shorter than my others so makes a nice border plant.
On Nov 30, 2010, mcrousse from Holly Springs, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have grown this plant in full sun here in zone 7b in moist soil and in fairly dry soil. It has done well in both locations. It survived our extremely hot and humid, dry summer with no problems. It wintersows quite well. It puts on a beautiful display!
On Apr 10, 2009, CarloInTX from Denton, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Planted several of these last Summer (2008) as given from a neighbor. Two of them came back this Spring, one of which is doing extremely well in the moist soil under the eaves on the northeast side of the house. My blooms aren't nearly as big as those in the pictures, here, though.
On Jun 6, 2004, chiltepin1 from Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Reportedly grows well in most areas of Texas though is particularly at home in the S.E. corner of state where it grows naturally. Also known to do well in Louisiana and Arkansas. Makes a fine airy early-midspring display of lavender-purple-wine (color pH sensitive?) planted in 1' spacing (1st year of bloom). Divide every 2 years. Elegant yet tough and trouble-free. Reseeds readily though easy to control. Perfect plant for that moist-soggy spot and as a naturalizer. Blooms at same time in my garden as breadseed poppy, daylily (early types), Salvia E. Friesland, j. jump-ups, coreopsis and various roses. Underused.
On Apr 29, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
The Brazos Penstemon is a lovely perennial with pretty lavender flowers that bloom in the Spring together with primroses,oxeye daisy, and blue bonnet. The stems are tall so they can be seen above the others and they make a beautiful picture in the wild flower garden. I highly recommend them, I have had them for 3 years now and they are more beautiful every year.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Alabama Midland City, Alabama Ashdown, Arkansas Pike Creek, Delaware Augusta, Georgia Cordele, Georgia Richmond Hill, Georgia Oak Park, Indiana Gonzales, Louisiana Algoma, Mississippi New York, New York North Tonawanda, New York Tonawanda, New York Holly Springs, North Carolina Austin, Texas Belton, Texas Brazoria, Texas College Station, Texas Crawford, Texas Dallas, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Denton, Texas Fate, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hempstead, Texas Houston, Texas Ingleside, Texas Katy, Texas Lockhart, Texas Los Ebanos, Texas Lost Creek, Texas Lufkin, Texas Mobile City, Texas North Richland Hills, Texas Rowlett, Texas Spring, Texas Sugar Land, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Van Alstyne, Texas Kalama, Washington