Penstemon, Gulf Coast Details

Penstemon, Gulf Coast

  • Also Known As: Brazos Penstemon, Gulf Coast Beardtongue
  • Botanical Name: Penstemon tenuis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use:
  • Ornamental Value: Pink
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (including Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source and larval food source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 2.5'


Best penstemon for poorly drained soils. Grows well paired with columbine.

Perennial Care Guide

Penstemon, Gulf Coast Photos