Penstemon rydbergii (Blue mountain penstemon)

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to partial shade. Perennial, relatively short penstemon growing 8 to 24 inches. Produces clusters or whorls of blue-violet funnel shaped flowers. Frequently occurs on dry mountain slopes in the mid to upper elevations.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Bunch

Mature Height: 36 in.

Bloom Color: Blue

Bloom Period: Mid summer

Annual Precipitation: 20-30 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Yes

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 131,900

Seeding Rate: .85 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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