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Penstemon smallii / Small's Penstemon (Plantain Family)

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This is one of our showiest Penstemon, with bright purple flowers, and dark green leaves with purple veining. It's compact size and evergreen basal foliage make this a great groundcover, front border plant, or filler plant. Prefers part shade and average to dry soil. Looks great in a woodland garden with sedges and ferns or the sunny pollinator garden with Thimbleweed, Amsonia, and Blue-eyed Grass. Tubular flowers are a pollinator favorite--bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and wasps can all be seen foraging for nectar. 
Blooms: Purple, 4-5 weeks, May-June
Leaves: Semi-evergreen, dark green shiny leaves with purple leaf veins
Height: 1-2’ 
Space: 1-2
Soil: Average-dry, tolerates drought and rocky soil
Exposure: Part shade-Full sun
Fauna: Bees , wasps, hummingbirds, and flies, seeds for birds, butterfly host plant
Seeds: Oblong capsule with numerous tiny seeds
Deer Resistance: Medium
Zone: 5-8
Native Status: NC native, common in the mountains, uncommon in the Piedmont
Provenance: NC ecotype, seed grown