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Common Name Foothill Penstemon, Purdy's Penstemon, Bunchleaf Penstemon
Latin Name Penstemon heterophyllus
Family Plantaginaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-24 / 6-10a
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Between 2,000 feet and 5,000 feet in San Bernardino Mountains to Mojave Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 2' x 1'
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen rosette, silver
Flowers Showy violet-purple-blue trumpet shaped flowers in spring
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, low maintenance, fire retardant, foliage accent, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Songbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal
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