Scientific Name: Penstemon superbus
Alternate Common Names: Superb Penstemon, Coral Penstemon
Native Range: southeastern and central Arizona, southeastern New Mexico, northeastern Sonora, extreme northwestern Chihuahua
Attracts: hummingbirds, butterflies
Plant Type: perennial
Flower Colors: coral pink
Bloom period: February-May
Mature Size (w x h): 24″ x 48″ (61 x  122 mm)
Hardiness: -0°F/-18°C
Water Needs: low
Light: full sun

Very similar to the more common and widespread Parry’s Penstemon, this species can be identified by its coral pink blossoms. The nectar of Superb Beardtongue is a vital resource for Costa’s Hummingbird during its winter-spring breeding season. Penstemons occur across the contiguous United States and Mexico to northern Central America. “Penstemon” and “beardtongue” refer to the often fuzzy or hairy staminode, an infertile stamen.