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Penstemon floridus var. floridus

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Species Name: Penstemon floridus var. floridus
Common Name: Panamint Beardtongue

This penstemon is native to higher elevations. It has numerous pink flowers in spring that attract hummingbirds. Can tolerate extreme drought, heat and cold.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 7200'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Rose pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Eastern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Gravelly washes, canyon floors, in sagebrush scrub and juniper/pinyon woodland, 4800-7200'

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