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Keckiella ternata

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Species Name: Keckiella ternata
Common Name: Blue-stemmed penstemon

Excellent hummingbird plant. Best if mixed with evergreen shrubs to hide unsightly summer dormancy. It's bright red flowers will appear in late spring.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Spreading to erect
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 8000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Tehachapi Mtns, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, and Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Juniper/Pinyon woodland, chaparral, forests

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