Pride of the Mountain (Penstemon cinicola) in the Penstemons Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Ash Penstemon
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 30, 2013 12:20 AM

"Penstemon cinicola is a species of penstemon known by the common name ash penstemon. It is native to northeastern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in forests and plateau habitat. It is a perennial herb with upright branches 40 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are 3 to 6 centimeters long, linear in shape, folded lengthwise, and curved backwards. The inflorescence produces tubular flowers with wide lipped mouths. The flower is blue-purple in color, just under a centimeter long, and hairless except for hairs on the floor of the mouth and on the staminode."

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