Penstemon heterophyllus var. purdyi

Penstemon heterophyllus var. purdyi

foothill penstemon



  • Perennial up to 2 feet tall
  • Blooms spring through early summer
  • Found in open rocky places, near chaparral, openings in oak woodland, grassland
  • Needs good drainage and rocky soils
  • Needs little or no water in summer
  • Found in Bay Hills, Diablo, Hamilton and Altamont sections
  • Unusual in the East Bay
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1 gallon, 4 inch

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

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