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PlantFiles: Yellow Penstemon, Yellow Beardtongue
Penstemon confertus

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: confertus (KON-fer-tus) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive altagardener On Mar 1, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

Hardy zone 3, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; native in southern and SW Alberta, through Rocky Mountains and prairies.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ogden, Utah
Santaquin, Utah



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