Penstemon x mexicali 'Pikes Peak Purple' Is a wonderful perennial that has flowered all summer at the Little Restaurant. This purple penstemon is a hybrid selected from crosses made between Mexican and American penstemons. 15"x12" full sun to part shade. Great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Deadhead to encourage regular re-blooming.
Montana Wildflower of the Day!
Number 92: Timberline Penstemon, a.k.a. Davidson’s Penstemon, a.k.a. Alpine Beardtongue
I’ve mentioned before that there is a huge number of Penstemon species – 250, give or take – and sometimes, you have to use inference and liberties in nailing down an identity. This particular Beardtongue hits enough criteria to reasonably guess that it’s Davidson’s. As a totally unqualified botany amateur, I can shamelessly say that I might be wrong.