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Desert Surprise, Thurber's Beardtongue
Scientific Name: Penstemon thurberi Torr.
Synonym: Penstemon ambiguus var. thurberi
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-24
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Southern California, Arizona; Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Baja California (Mexico), at 1000 to 6000 feet elevation (300-1800 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen herbaceous perennial, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 2 feet spread (60 cm)

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

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in late summer, division

Blooming Habits:
Bluish pink to deep pink flowers in summer

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