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Penstemon clevelandii var. connatus

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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii

Species Name: Penstemon clevelandii var. connatus
Common Name: San Jacinto Beardtounge

Uncommon penstemon of the San Jacinto Mtns. Recommended for rock gardens or hot dry areas with poor soils. Provides excellent springtime blooms!

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple-red
Endangered?: List 4/ RED 1-1-1
Distribution: Eastern Penisular Range (San Jacinto Mtns, Santa Rosa Mtns)
Natural Habitat: Rocky hillsides, rock crevices, in creosote bush scrub, juniper/pinyon woodland, chaparal from 1200-4800'

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