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Showy Penstemon, Royal Beard Tongue
Scientific Name: Penstemon spectabilis Thurb. ex Gray
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7,10,14-23
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: California and northern Baja California, often in disturbed habitats from 600 to 6000 feet elevation (180-1800 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen herbaceous perennial, 2 to 4 feet tall (60-120 cm); opposite, sessile, coarsely serrate to entire, smooth green or grayish green leaves

Watering Needs: Very low water, do not overwater, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in late summer, division

Blooming Habits:
Lavender blue to purple, or white, flowers in April-June.

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