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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Rose violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: moist stratify eight weeks at 40 degrees F or less
Suitable for wintersowing

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Common names
  • Foothill Beardtongue
  • Foothill Penstemon
  • Chaparral Penstemon
  • Bunchleaf Penstemon
  • Beard Tongue
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Penstemon

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2013-05-27
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen
Date: 2016-12-04
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-07-08
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2013-05-04
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2013-05-04
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen
Date: 2016-12-04
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-04-25
Wintersown seedlings
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014
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