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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Penstemon pseudospectabilis M.E. Jones
Desert penstemon, Rosy desert beardtongue, Canyon penstemon, Mohave beard-tongue
USDA Symbol: PEPS
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Rosy desert beardtongue is a bushy plant, 2-3 ft. tall, with shocking pink flowers. Large, crisp, reddish-green, evergreen leaves are fused together around the stem.
The bright flowers attract hummingbirds.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
AZ , CA , NM , UT Native Distribution:
S.w. NM to s.e. CA Native Habitat:
Deserts, washes & canyons; 2000 to 7000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with 1 month cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-07-20
Research By: TWC Staff