Penstemon Species, Blue Beardtongue, Tall Penstemon, Foothill, Pride of the Mountain

Penstemon virgatus

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon (PEN-stem-on) (Info)
Species: virgatus (vir-GA-tus) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Where to Grow:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Knik-Fairview, Alaska

Lakes, Alaska

Meadow Lakes, Alaska

Tanaina, Alaska

Wasilla, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 2, 2008, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I received wild collected seed of this plant, subspecies asa-grayi many years ago from a friend in Colorado. The plant has lived five to six years, and then fades. I always collect seed and start start new ones. It is very showy. It looks too succulent to survive here, but it does.

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