Large Photo of Penstemon pinifolius Penstemon pinifolius
Common Name Pineleaf Penstemon, Pine Needle Beardtongue
Latin Name Penstemon pinifolius
Native Habitat Between 2,000 feet and 7,000 feet in southwest
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 1 foot X 1 foot, maximum 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green pine needle-like
Garden Suitability Thornless, Hummingbird, Songbird, Mountain, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Showy red flowers in late spring, summer
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers, songbirds eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/75760/
    Images and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1177
    Nursery, images and data http://www.robsplants.com/plants/PenstPinif.php
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEPI3
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53560/index.html
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