Penstemon heterophyllus var. heterophyllus

Penstemon heterophyllus var. heterophyllus

chaparral penstemon



  • Perennial 8 inches to over 3 feet but typically 2 feet tall
  • Blooms spring through early summer
  • Found in open rocky places near chaparral
  • Needs good drainage and rocky soils
  • Needs little or no water in summer
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections, also reported Sycamore Grove section
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Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo east, Mt. Diablo summit, Mt. Diablo upper


1 gallon, 4 inch

pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
soil Good
pollinators Hummingbirds
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
water Mod
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
flower color Purple
growth habit Upright

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