Penstemon pseudospectabilis - Desert Penstemon Penstemon pseudospectabilis - Desert Penstemon Desert Penstemon
Penstemon pseudospectabilis Penstemon pseudospectabilis (Desert penstemon) #9755 Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis)
Common Name Desert Penstemon, Pink Showy Penstemon, Canyon Penstemon, Desert Beardtongue
Latin Name Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Family Scrophulariaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10-21 / 8-10
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Between 2,500 feet and 4,500 feet in southwest
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet, maximum 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green pine needle-like
Flowers Showy magenta (pink-purple) trumpet shaped flowers in mid-summer
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscpe uses Container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, fire retardant, foliage accent, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Butterflies and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Children suck nectar from flowers
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53558/index.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PEPS
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Scrophulariaceae/Penstemon_pseudospec.html
    Images and data http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/penstemon_pseudospectabilis.html
    Images and data http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Penstemon%20pseudospectabilis.pdf
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6203
    Images and data http://www.gardeninginarizona.com/Plants/Scrophulariaceae/Penstemon_pseudospec.html
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/pinks/pink23.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/PenstemonDesert/PenstemonDesert.htm
    Data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penstemon_pseudospectabilis
    Seeds, images, and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1179
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/482.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Penstemon+pseudospectabilis
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEPS
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