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Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis

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Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
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Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
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Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
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Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis

Species Name: Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis
Common Name: Death Valley Penstemon

Death Valley Penstemon is a good choice for a rock garden or the high desert. It tolerates extreme heat, drought and cold. Flower color can vary from purple to pink to white.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Low shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, northern Desert Mountains between 3000-5400'
Natural Habitat: Gravelly washes, canyon floors in creosote bush scrub, juniper/pinyon woodland

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