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, carpet the Natural Area above the Great Wall.
Scabland Penstemon Penstemon deustus is awash with tiny blooms.
Rocky Mountain Penstemon Penstemon strictus "Bandera"
is just beginning to flower.
Utah Penstemon Penstemon utahensis is at it's peak for this bloom.
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