Penstemon havardii A. Gray
Havard Penstemon, Havard Beardtongue, Big Bend Penstemon, Big Bend Beardtongue, Havard's Penstemon, Havard's Beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEHA2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Flower: Flowers 1 inch long
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Sandy, Rocky, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Planned landscape, Blooms ornamental, Color, Perennial garden
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Hummingbirds
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-PM-25 Collected 2006-11-19 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon havardii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon havardii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon havardii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff