Common Name Baccharifolius Beardtongue, Rock Penstemon, Del Rio
Latin Name Penstemon baccharifolius
Native Habitat Between 2,000 feet and 7,000 feet in southwest USA and northern Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Mountain, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Red trumpet shaped flowers June through September
Nature Value Butterflies and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/PenstemonRock/PenstemonRock.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Scrophulariaceae/Penstemon_baccharifolius.html
    Images and data http://www.crescentbloom.com/plants/Specimen/PE/Penstemon%20baccharifolius.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=peba
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62769/
    Images, and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/penstemonbacchar.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.landscapemart.com/lvl.php?pd1=shpid&pd1pid=penbacdr&pd2=shlist&pd2ord=p&pd2type=bn&pd2ord=p
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEBA
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Penstemon%20baccharifolius&sref=36356
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