Rock Penstemon (Penstemon rupicola) in the Penstemons Database

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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: 2 - 8 inches
Plant Spread: 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-06-06
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-06-06This is actually 3 plants grown together.  It covers an area abou
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Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National ParkPhoto courtesy of: J.Brew
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Location: Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.Photo courtesy of: J.Brew
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Location: Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.Photo courtesy of: J.Brew
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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jun 6, 2013 9:42 AM

A very low-growing evergreen penstemon. Requires hardly any care at all. This plant is in mostly shade (gets less than 3 hours sun a day).

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