The numerous pink flowers of penstemon newberryi
grow at the top of short reddish stalks rising a few inches above the leaf clusters, and often point sideways, all in the same direction. Individual flowers are just over an inch in length, tubular at the base, with five small lobes at the tip, two curved back upwards and 3 below; all have an inner coating of short white hairs. There are five stamens inside. The plant is shrublike when mature, as the lower portions of the stems become woody. Rocky locations are favoured, at medium to high elevations.