Keckiella ternata Keckiella ternata
Common Name Scarlet Keckiella, Blue Stemmed Keckiella, Summer Bush Penstemon
Latin Name Keckiella ternata
Native Habitat In southern California between 0 and 6,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, stressdeciduous
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Songbird, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Red flowers spring to summer
Nature Value Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies use flowers, birds eat seeds
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1115.htm
    Data http://www.theodorepayne.org/gallery/pages/K/keckiella_ternata.htm
    Images and data http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20o?search=Keckiella+ternata&guide=Trees
    Image http://socalbutterflies.com/plants_html/keckiella_ternata.htm
    Distribution map http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4528
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch?keywordquery=KETES&mode=symbol
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