Penstemon incertus
Hummingbird on Penstemon incertus
Penstemon incertus, Western Desert Penstemon
Penstemon incertus (Mojave beardtongue) #6004 Penstemon incertus
Common Name Mojave Beardtongue, Western Desert Penstemon, Western Desert Beardtongue
Latin Name Penstemon incertus
Family Scrophulariaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Between 3,000 feet and 6,000 feet in southwestern Joshua Tree Woodland and Sagebrush Scrub
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 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green
Flowers Showy pink and blue trumpet shaped flowers in spring to summer
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Hummingbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Showy pink and blue trumpet shaped flowers in spring to summer
Nature Value Butterflies and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6181
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penstemon_incertus
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/157000/
    Images and data http://www.naturalhistoryclass.org/lifelist/plants/Scrophulariaceae/penstemon/Penstemon_incertus.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=6004
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Penstemon+incertus
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/473.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Penstemon+incertus
    Distribution, images, and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEIN3
    Distribution, images, and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6181
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