Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
Common Name: Yellow Bush Penstemon
- Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers and elegant foliage -- a show-stopper! Water occasionally in hot season to keep plant green longer, as it will go completely dormant in summer.
- Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 4' H x 3' W
- Growth Habit: Rounded
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Cismontane, southern California from San Bernardino to Baja, occasionally in L.A. County
- Natural Habitat: Dry, often rocky slopes below 4000' in Chaparral
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A dense growing shrub 3 to 6 feet high with many small branches and darrow light green leaves about half an inch long. Flowers large, bright yellow, produced in great profusion. Grows in dry places. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.