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Penstemon  hirsutus (L.) Willd.  sect. Penstemon 
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FamilyPLANTAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Penstemon  hirsutus (L.) Willd.  sect. Penstemon
SynonymsChelone hirsuta L. (basionym)
 Penstemon hirsutus var. minimus Benn.
 Penstemon hirsutus var. pygmaeus Benn.
Territory Eastern CanadaNortheastern U.S.A.Southeastern U.S.A.
dry, stony grassland
Description hirsute, leaves lanceolate or ovate, the basal sparsely dentate, flowers crowded in dense panicle, tubular, staminodium densely barbate
Size20-80cm
Colorpale whitish violet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
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
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographySmall, J.K. (1933) Manual of the Southeastern Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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