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Penstemon palmeri

Scented Penstemon

Perennials

Native to mountains of desert Southwest. To 4–6 ft. tall and 2–3 ft. wide, with thick, grayish blue leaves. This is among the few scented penstemons, with flower stalks bearing fragrant light pink blossoms in early summer. Will bloom first year from seed. Thrives in hot, dry conditions. Sandy or gravelly soil is essential.

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