Small's Penstemon (Penstemon smallii) in the Penstemons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Other: Very late to mature in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: purple and white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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By molanic
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Location: OregonDate: June 2012
By duane456
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Location: ILDate: 2015-06-01Fungus that only affected this plant, underside of leaf, pink spo
By molanic
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Date: 2013-07-12
By longk
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Date: 2013-07-12
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Location: My Cincinnati, Ohio gardenDate: June 2, 2009Penstemon smallii
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: 2016-06-07Penstemon has been blooming for weeks
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Date: 2013-06-29
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Wintersown sprouts by kqcrna Jun 9, 2012 5:18 PM 120
Wintersowing chat by kqcrna Jun 1, 2015 4:09 AM 289
Anyone suggestions for extending the viability of onion seeds? by woofie Jan 31, 2012 12:06 PM 31

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