Perrys Penstemon Close Up Parry's penstemon Penstemon parryi
Common Name Parry's penstemon, Parry's beardtongue
Latin Name Penstemon parryi
Native Habitat North facing slopes between 1,500 feet and 5,000 feet in Sonoran Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 4 feet X 3 feet, usually 3 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen rosette
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Rose-pink flowers in spring
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers, browsed by deer
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Penstemon_parryi.html
    Images http://www.delange.org/PenstemonParrys/PenstemonParrys.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Scrophulariaceae/Penstemon_parryi.html
    Seeds http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1176
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEPA24
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