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Penstemon rostriflorus

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Penstemon rostriflorus
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Penstemon rostriflorus
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Penstemon rostriflorus

Species Name: Penstemon rostriflorus
Common Name: Montane Penstemon

A new penstemon introduction by TPF. Recommended for mid to high elevations. Likes rocky soils, heat, cold and wind.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-4' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, granitic
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Orange-red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central and southern Sierra Highlands, Southwest, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Dry sagebrush or Joshua-tree scrub, juniper pinyon woodland, montane forest from 5200-9300'

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