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Penstemon strictus

Rocky Mt. Penstemon

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Upright purple-flowered wands escorted by slender-tipped leaves.

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  • Showy Flowering Stalks
  • Evergreen Basal Leaves
  • Cold Hardy
  • Drought Tolerant

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Plant Description and Details

Bounteous blue to purple flowers cluster in one-sided bunches along the straight stems of Rocky Mt. Penstemon. The leaves are thin and V-shaped along the lower stem and at the low base of theplant. This penstemon is already in wide use for landscaping, as it is cold and drought tolerant, yet can survive the overwatering that is common in mainstream landscaping practice.

Common Names Rocky Mt. Penstemon
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Grasslands and open forested areas, CA, NV, UT and WY.
Native States CA, CO, NV, UT, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Perennial beds, tall borders, open banks, penstemon collections.
Mature Height 2 - 4 ft.
Mature Width 20 in.
Group Spacing 1 - 3 ft.
Blossom Color Blue-Purple
Blooms Summer
Plants Symbol PEST2
Family Name Scrophulariaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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