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Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides

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Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
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Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
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Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides
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Keckiella antirrhinoides var. antirrhinoides

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

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History
  • 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."
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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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