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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Penstemon albidus Nutt.
Red-line beardtongue, White penstemon
USDA Symbol: PEAL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A stout, erect, 8-12 in. perennial with broad, rough leaves and a densely flowered spike of large, tubular blossoms. Flowers are white, sometimes with a pale pinkish or bluish tube.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
CO , IA , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
S. Man. & Alt., s. through w. MN & n.w. IA, to w. OK, n. TX & n.e. NM Native Habitat:
Gravelly or sandy grasslands USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy, rocky, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Tip and internode
cuttings will likely root. Propagation is also possible by seed. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
Germination is best with cold-moist stratification. Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff