This is the perfect plant to add to your hummingbird garden. The Penstemon eatonii is native to the western states of the United States and is perfect addition to your Arizona garden.
The plant has spikes of clustered, tubular, scarlet red blossoms with yellow hairs on their lower lip which is what inspires the common “beard” name to the flower; the flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds.
If you are planting a garden in hopes of attracting a hummer, these will most likely do the trick . They multiply and will quickly need to be divided.
One of the largest collections of penstemon species in North America is found at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, which hosts a Penstemon Festival each summer.
Penstemon blooms from Feb-April
At maturity it can reach 24-36” inches high and 15” wide
We’d like to thank all of you that attended our plant sale this year. The funds we raise allow us to maintain public gardens in Chino Valley . A special thanks to our contributors without whom this sale would not be possible.
Antelope Garden Club Members and Friends
Bonnie Plant Farm
Earthworks Landscape & Supply
Mortimer Nursery & Landscaping
Valley Tree Farm
V&P Nurseries Inc.
Watters Design & Garden Center
Site: Walgreen’s, Chino Valley
Raffle donation: Wilby’s Compost
Tables: Friends of the Library
This beautiful Winged Commander Iris was grown by one of our
club members here in Chino Valley.
Irises are very easy to grow.
Click on the picture to learn more.
Don’t miss the annual Spring Iris exhibit at Mortimer’s Nursery May 17 2014
Click here to downloand the exhibit flyer
This site was shared by one of our members to help find planting dates for your area,
With proceeds from our plant sale we purchased the bark and plants . There are 2 tree planters and 2 planters of plants. The plants are hard to see, but they are a Boxwood in the middle and thyme and sedums around it. They did not want any plants that would attract bees, and they wanted low maintenance. The school grounds people did the planting.
This year proceeds from our annual plant sale have allowed us to donate gardening tools to the Chino Valley High School. The students have two green houses and will start by growing tomatoes. They are in need of more garden tools so anyone who has extra tools at home please contact the high school to make a donation.