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Penstemon clevelandii

Penstemon clevelandii A. Gray

Cleveland's penstemon, Cleveland's beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PECL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 1-2 ft. penstemon with gray-green to bright, dark-green foliage and spikes of showy, pink to crimson, tubular flowers.

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: S. CA inner Coast Ranges
Native Habitat: Dry, open slopes from 2500-4500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Propagation

Description: Propagate using half-woody cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

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

Metadata

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

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