Penstemon pseudospectabilis M.E. Jones
Desert penstemon, Rosy desert beardtongue, Canyon penstemon, Mohave beard-tongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEPS
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NM , UT
Native Distribution: S.w. NM to s.e. CA
Native Habitat: Deserts, washes & canyons; 2000 to 7000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon pseudospectabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon pseudospectabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-07-20
Research By: TWC Staff