Penstemons in Bloom

Submitted May 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

As the Garden springs back to life in leaps and bounds, one flower always makes a statement, the Penstemon. Their tall and stately flower stalks are coming alive with color and a sea of pollinators in nearly every corner of the Garden.


Wasatch Penstemon  Penstemon cyananthus 

These carpet the Natural Area above the Great Wall.



Scabland Penstemon   Penstemon deustus  

Awash with tiny blooms.



Rocky Mountain Penstemon    Penstemon strictus  'Bandera'



Palmer's Penstemon   Penstemon palmeri 



Utah Penstemon     Penstemon utahensis  



Sticky Geranium    Geranium viscosissimum  



Mat Penstemon    Penstemon caespitosus var. caespitosus  



For the most spectacular display of Penstemon take a walk above the Children's Garden on the Sprout House Roof. While your there take a moment to enjoy the stunning colors of the Claret Cup Cactus. It's a great time of year for a walk through the Garden, come visit us soon!

Claret Cup Cactus   Echinocereus triglochidatus  


Photos by Sarah Anderson

 
 







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