Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei
Penstemon procerus Douglas ex Graham var. tolmiei (Hook.) Cronquist
Tolmie's Penstemon, Tolmie's Beardtongue, Small-flowered Penstemon, Small-flowered Beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Penstemon procerus ssp. tolmiei, Penstemon tolmiei
USDA Symbol: PEPRT
A wholly herbaceous penstemon forming dainty, matted tufts of short, narrow basal leaves. From each rosette emerges a 2-8 in. flower stalk tipped with a dense cluster of brilliant blue-purple flowers, each small and tubular.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: Mts. of WA & s. B.C.
Native Habitat: Exposed, rocky mid- to high-elevation sites
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky 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: Propagates from rosette cuttings and from seeds.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratification greatly improves germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff