Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Penstemon gormanii

Penstemon gormanii Greene

Gorman's Penstemon, Gorman's Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PEGO

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)

Clumps of stems, up to 16 in. tall, rise from a taproot. Basal leaves are oblong and petiolate; those on the stem are lineara and sessile. The tubular flowers with lobed lips vary considerably in color from violet to blue-purple. They are paler and hairy within. Flowers occur in elongate, terminal clusters.

 

From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK
Canada: BC , NT , YT
Native Distribution: E.c. AK, s.w. Yukon & extreme n. B.C.
Native Habitat: Dry, mt. slopes to 3000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Penstemon eriantherus is closely related but its range is to the south.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes

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: Propagation is by seed and rarely by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

Go back