Penstemon azureus Penstemon azureus
Common Name Azure Penstemon, Sky-blue beardtongue
Latin Name Penstemon azureus
Native Habitat Between 2,500 feet and 8,000 feet in California and Oregon
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green pine needle-like
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Blue-purple flowers in mid-summer, heat marginal
Nature Value Butterflies and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.pnwflowers.com/flower/penstemon-azureus
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PEAZ
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/168470/
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/460.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEAZ
   Distribution http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6140
    Seeds http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Penstemon+azureus
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