Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi

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Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi
Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi

Species Name: Penstemon newberryi var. newberryi
Common Name: Pride of the Sierras

Handsome low Penstemon for rock gardens. Show stopping floral display but needs excellent drainage.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, acidic
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Rose-red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwest California, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Northern Tehachapis
Natural Habitat: Rocky outcrops, talus

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.