Newberry's Penstemon, Mountain Pride
Penstemon newberryi

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: newberryi (new-BER-ree-eye) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Richmond, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 23, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

THis species is like a larger version of P. rupicola. Its flowers are pink on the inside and reddish-pink on the outside. It is a member of the Dasanthera section so forms an evergreen subshrub that prefers moister and more acidic soil than most penstemons. It does well in milder areas of E. North America. It is the most tender species in the Dasanthera section, hardy to zone 6 (most of the others are good to zone 4).