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Penstemon  kingii S.Watson  sect. Saccanthera 
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FamilyPLANTAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Penstemon  kingii S.Watson  sect. Saccanthera
SynonymsPenstemon nyeensis Crosswh.
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.NevadaOregon
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude1500-3000m
Description leaves entire, all on stem, cinereous pubescent, linear to oblanceolate, 24-48mm, inflorescence compact, flowers 15-22mm long, floral stem purple, anthers dark purple
Size10-25cm
Colorpurple, reddish violet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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