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Penstemon  nitidus Benth.  sect. Anularius 
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FamilyPLANTAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Penstemon  nitidus Benth.  sect. Anularius
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.North-Central U.S.A.
american prairie
Description glabrous and grey-green, basal leaves oblanceolate or wider, petiolate, to 10cm long, stem leaves sessile, inflorescence verticillate, bracteate, flowers 13-18mm long
Size10-30cm
Colorbright blue
Bloomspring
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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