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Penstemon cardinalis (Cardinal penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon cardinalis

Penstemon cardinalis Woot. & Standl.

Cardinal penstemon, Cardinal beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PECA15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: NM , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Penstemon cardinalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon cardinalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon cardinalis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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