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Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii

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Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
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Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
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Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
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Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii

Species Name: Penstemon grinnellii var. grinnellii
Common Name: Southern Woodland Penstemon

A penstemon with pale, almost white flowers that may be tinged with pink or lavender. Flowers appear in spring and summer and attract hummingbirds. Good for hot, dry gardens, and high elevations.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2.5' H x 2.5' W
Growth Habit: Upright stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 8100'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pinkish-lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southwestern California, except South Coast and Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, foothill and juniper/pinyon woodland, montane forest. Elevation: 2700-8100'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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