General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Blue Violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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Common names
  • Small-Flowered Penstemon
  • Littleflower Penstemon
  • Slender Blue Beard Tongue
  • Pincushion Penstemon
  • Beard Tongue
  • Pride of the Mountain
  • Penstemon

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Location: Found growing in the Sierra-Nevada mountains
Date: 2008-06-27
Location: Found growing in the Sierra-Nevada mountains
Date: 2008-06-27
Location: Beartooth Range in Wyoming
Date: 2013-07-25
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2011-06-25
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2013-06-08 
Another form, among the many.
Location: Small-flowered penstemon (Penstemon procerus) on Olympic National Forest Mount Townsend Trail
Date: 2010-07-27
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
Location: Mount Rainier National Park
photo credit: Walter Siegmund
Location: Mount Rainier National Park
photo credit: Walter Siegmund
Location: Mrs Walsh's Garden  Estes Park, Colorado
Date: Jun 30, 2010 3:20 PM
Sign called it a clustered penstemon.
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2011-06-25

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