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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Penstemon albidus Nutt.
Red-line beardtongue, White penstemon
USDA Symbol: PEAL2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
S. Man. & Alt., s. through w. MN
& n.w. IA,
to w. OK,
& n.e. NM Native Habitat:
Gravelly or sandy grasslands
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:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff