Penstemon rydbergii

Rydberg's penstemon

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Slow
Water: Moist, Regular
Height X Width: 1' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available


This is another species from the Sierra Nevada and Klammath Mountains, though its range extends into Oregon. The lance-shaped leaves rise to about 6 inches. Their dense growth and rich green color remind one of bunch grass. The clump will expand with time. The flower panicles increase the height to about a foot, displaying whirls of lavender flowers. Rydberg's penstemon is one of very few penstemon that have adapted to a moist environment. Any soil is acceptable as long as regular water is provided. This make it an ideal candidate for growth in a pot. This approach has the advantage of minimizing water usage. Rydberg's penstemon is a nectar source for our local variable checkerspot butterfly and many other butterfly species. Also unusual for a penstemon, Rydberg's penstemon is winter deciduous.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen