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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Penstemon newberryi Gray
USDA Symbol: pene3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Short, erect, leafy stems, growing from a matted base, with deep pink, bilaterally symmetrical flowers usually all turned to one side in a short raceme.
This handsome species commonly adds bright swatches of color to roadsides in the rocky California mountains.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
CA , NV , OR Native Distribution:
Southwestern Oregon south to southern Sierra Nevada and western Nevada. Native Habitat:
Rocky places from moderate to high elevations. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff