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Brazos Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon tenuis

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Penstemon tenuis

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Penstemon tenuis Plant Information

Scientific Name: Penstemon tenuis
Common Name: Brazos penstemon

Family: Scrophulariaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, natives
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Foliage: leave are opposite, obovate, entire, or toothed
Flower: panicle with pink, lavender, or red tubular flowers
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: adaptable
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
Native Range: Texas

Southern US
Maintenance: propagation by seed
Additional Notes: adapted to dry, rocky environments

found in small crevices and on sheer bluffs

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