Penstemon fruticosus

Penstemon fruticosus

Lowbush penstemon

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun or partial shade. Large, pale lavender or pale blue flowers develop on crowded clusters at ends of stems. A bushy, woody plant establishing easily on rocky, gravelly slopes in association with sagebrush and juniper, or among pine forests in the northern range.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 16 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
35.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
573,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Lavender, Pale Blue
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer