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A Guide to Southern California Native Penstemon

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Note:  May need to print in landscape format to obtain all data. 

  Guide to Penstemon (Sage) Species, Selections and Hybrids

Species Common Name Derivation/Origins
Type
Exposure
Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Dimensions
H x W
Flower Color Best Features Drought Tolerance
- - - Sun PS Sh  Height   Width Wh Re Pu Pi Bl - L M H
Penstemon 'Dave Murray' Penstemon Hybrid P.spectabilis x P. centranthifolius  X - - 3' 3' - - - X - Attractive silvery foliage. Magenta/Pink Flowers - - X
Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler Dry hillsides below 6500'; Chaparral X - - 1-3' 1-3' - X - - - Attractive Blue/Grey foliage. Scarlet Flowers - - X
Penstemon eatonii Firecracker Penstemon  X - - 1-3' 1-3' - X - - - Bright Red flowers - X -
Penstemon heterophyllus Foothill Penstemon Dry hillsides below 5500';Chaparral, Woodland X X - 1-2' 1' - - X - X Abundant flowers on linear foliage make it a great small perennial. Tolerates, but does not require regular irrigation - X -
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita Bop' Foothill Penstemon Selection der. P. heterophyllus X X - 1-2' 1-3' - - X - X Tolerates, but does not require regular irrigation. - X -
Penstemon psuedospectabilis Desert Penstemon - X - - 2-3' 2-3 - X - X - Tolerates a variety of conditions - - X
Penstemon spectabilis Showy Penstemon  Elevation of 300'- 7,800'. Coastal Sage, Chaparral X X - 2-3' 3' - - X - X Large size with vibrant Purple/Blue flowers  - - X

 

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