1. Penstemon

noun. large genus of subshrubs or herbs having showy blue or purple or red or yellow or white flowers; mostly western North America.


  • family Scrophulariaceae
  • Penstemon centranthifolius
  • cliff penstemon
  • scented penstemon
  • Penstemon whippleanus
  • Davidson's penstemon
  • Penstemon newberryi
  • Platte River penstemon
  • Penstemon rydbergii
  • Penstemon palmeri
  • mountain pride
  • lowbush penstemon
  • hot-rock penstemon
  • scarlet bugler
  • asterid dicot genus
  • Penstemon davidsonii
  • Penstemon rupicola
  • Penstemon linarioides
  • golden-beard penstemon
  • rock penstemon
  • Scrophulariaceae
  • figwort family
  • shrubby penstemon
  • Penstemon cyananthus
  • Penstemon barbatus
  • foxglove family
  • genus Penstemon
  • Penstemon parryi
  • narrow-leaf penstemon
  • red shrubby penstemon
  • Penstemon deustus
  • Penstemon dolius
  • Rydberg's penstemon
  • Jones' penstemon
  • Parry's penstemon
  • balloon flower
  • Penstemon fruticosus
  • Whipple's penstemon
  • redwood penstemon
  • Penstemon serrulatus

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Sentences with penstemon

1. Noun, singular or mass
Many plants like penstemon, desert mallow and desert marigold only bloom in early spring after the rain.

2. Adjective
This penstemon readily self-sows, so if you want to grow additional plants, scatter your cut flower spikes in the area where you’d like to have more “firecrackers.”

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Lavender, lemon balm and rocky mountain penstemon all attract different types of flies to your garden.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
One plant with pansy-like blooms that doesn’t belonging to the Violet family is pink plains penstemon (Penstermon ambibuus).