This plant grows about 2 feet tall, on dry hillsides.
The flowers hang downward from the stem. Each flower
has the typical 5-lobed corolla which is common to all penstemons,
but the lobes are not as pronounced as most and do not flare open at
From a distance, this plant superficially resembles the
Scarlet Gilia and the
Wild Fuchsia, but on looking closer it is
easy to see that they are not really similar in the shape of the flowers.