Parry’s Penstemon is probably the most well-known native penstemon to the southwest. It is a smaller cultivar that has dark greenish grey leaves with hot pink flowers on top. Perry’s start blooming from February to April attracting lots of pollinators. Plants do best in full sun but also can handle some shade. Good drainage is a must for this and almost all other penstemons. Its glossy green leaves and compact form make it a great foreground plant for some of the taller varieties.