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Penstemon incertus

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Penstemon incertus

Species Name: Penstemon incertus
Common Name: Mojave Penstemon

Showy flower spikes. Good at high elevations. Takes summer heat. Best with some summer water, but allow to dry out fully between waterings.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Rounded, open habit
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southen Sierra Nevada hills, Tehachapi, San Bernardino, Northwest Desert mountains
Natural Habitat: Sandy soil along washes, canyon slopes, sagebrush scrub, Joshua tree and juniper/pinyon woodlands

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