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Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain penstemon

Previous scientific name(s): Penstemon strictus ssp.

 

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with deep blue-violet flowers, blooms May to June. Occurs in rocky to sandy loam soils. Widely adaptable and frequently used in reclamation mixtures or in wildflower plantings.

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Species Attributes

Height:

12 - 36 in.

Life Form:

Perennial

Native or Introduced:

Native

Season:

Sun & Shade Tolerance:

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Elevation:

ft.

Precipitation:

Low - Moderate

Soil Texture
Coarse:

Average

Moderately Coarse:

Best

Medium:

Best

Moderately Fine:

Marginal

Fine:

Not Adapted

Soil pH
Acidic:

Not Adapted

Neutral:

Best

Basic:

Not Adapted

Seeding Rate:

1 - 3 PLS lbs/Acre

Pure Seed per Bushel:

32.70 lbs.

Seeds per Pound:

592,000

Germination Time:

Days

Blooming Season:

Summer

Mycorrhizal Dependent:

Yes

Bloom Color:

Blue - Violet

Varieties:

Bandera

Beautiful flowers and semi-evergreen rosettes are attractive for ornamental use. Additionally, Bandera’s fibrous root system and ability to persist on rocky or sandy loam sites has made it a popular choice to include in reclamation seed mixes. (Released 1973, source of ecotype: Mountainair, NM)

Variety Release Notes:
PEST-Bandera.pdf
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