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Penstemon pseudospectabilis

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Species Name: Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Common Name: Mojave Beardtongue

Beautiful purple-rose blooms attracts hummingbirds. Adds wonderful color to your drought tolerant garden.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Rose-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Gravelly or rocky desert washes, canyon floors, creosote bush scrub, juniper/pinyon woodland below 4,500'

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