General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 - 28 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Bush Penstemon
  • Phlox Penstemon
  • Gilia Penstemon
  • Sand Penstemon
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Beard Tongue
  • Pink Plains Beardtongue
  • Pink Plains Penstemon
  • Gilia Beardtongue
  • Cows Tobacco
  • Moth Penstemon
  • Penstemon

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Location: Elephant Butte, NM
Date: 10/6/2013
I didn't find any of these in full bloom today but did find some
Location: Elephant Butte, NM
Date: 10/6/2013
A very small specimen at about 10in.tall by 6in wide. I've seen t

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