General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 inches (7 - 15 cm)
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches (15 - 30 cm) and larger; mat-forming
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Inflorescence Height: Flowers are stemless
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds germinate after cold period.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Rocky Ledge Penstemon
  • Shrubby Beardtongue
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Penstemon

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Location: Rocky Mtn. front ranges, west of Calgary; lower alpine elevations.
Date: 2011-08-10
Location: Rocky Mtn. front ranges, west of Calgary; lower alpine elevations.
Date: 2012-01-02
Location: Mnt. Edith Cavell,  Banff/Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-06
Location: Rocky Mtn. front ranges, west of Calgary; lower alpine elevations.
Date: 2009-08-17
Location: Mnt. Edith Cavell,  Banff/Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-06
Location: Mnt. Edith Cavell,  Banff/Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-06

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