A flat perennial with 3" long 1/2"wide dark green leaves. Bright lavender-blue flowers in clusters on a 4-6" spire. Best for moist spots (not wet spots). Not as drought tolerant in interior heat. It will tolerate part shade in interior and sun near coast. We've been successful here with regular water and full sun. Grows at middle elevations in the Sierras north to Idaho and east to Nev. We have seen this one growing at 7800' in a marshy meadow. (This is a wetland species.) I like this plant as it has caused no problems and flowered every year. Easy to grow in garden conditions. It looks very, very similar to P.heterodoxus. (The difference is a few spots of resin on the flower spike of P.heterodoxus. and P.heterodoxus grows in dry sun.)
|Hours:||Open Saturday only from 9am to 4pm|
|Address:||3232 Las Pilitas Rd. Santa Margarita, CA 93453|
|Hours:||Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm|
|Address:||8331 Nelson Way Escondido, CA 92026|
Penstemon oreocharis Meadow Penstemon tolerates seasonal flooding.
Penstemon oreocharis Meadow Penstemon is great for a bird garden.
Penstemon oreocharis Meadow Penstemon's foliage type is evergreen.
Penstemon oreocharis Meadow Penstemon's flower color is blue.
Communities for Penstemon oreocharis Meadow Penstemon:Mountain Meadow, Sagebrush Scrub and Sub-Alpine Forest.
|ph:||6.00 to 7.00|
|usda:||4 to 10|
|height[m]:||0.10 to 0.20|
|width[m]:||0.30 to 0.50|
|rainfall[cm]:||98.00 to 129.00|
Last edited on 2012-01-08 18:10:07.