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Keckiella breviflora var. breviflora

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Species Name: Keckiella breviflora var. breviflora
Common Name: Gaping Penstemon

Tubular flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. Does well under oaks with little summer water. Protect from deer.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Compact, shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 8,300'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White with rose
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Sierra Nevada, Sacramento Valley, Outer South Coast Range, Western Transverse Range
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, forests, and chaparral

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