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PlantFiles: Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: pinifolius (pin-ee-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Mersea Yellow

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Category:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dicentra63 On Jun 24, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Low-growing, slow-spreading perennial whose lower stems become woody with age. Blooms persist for a long time.

Foliage is delicate (pine-leafed is no joke!) and mostly evergreen. Drought-resistant, it grows well in my poor clay.

Regional...

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

Vacaville, California
Fort Collins, Colorado
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Brady, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah (2 reports)
Santaquin, Utah



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