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Plant Profile

Penstemon psudospectabilis
desert beardtongue

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Penstemon psudospectabilis – desert beardtongue- Lives in our deserts in San Bernardino and Riverside and AZ, NM, Ut. too.  Plant in full sun in sandy rocky soils. While drought tolerant it can also handle a monthly watering in summer and that will extend the bloom time. Magenta tube flowers are excellent for drawing and feeding hummingbirds.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Penstemon psudospectabilis

Common Name

desert beardtongue

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

3' tall × 2-1/2' wide

Flower Color

Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer / Fall

Foliage

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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