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Penstemon  distans N.H.Holmgren  sect. Aurator 
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FamilyPLANTAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Penstemon  distans N.H.Holmgren  sect. Aurator
Territory Southwestern U.S.A.Arizona
semideserts of w. USA
Description leaves narrow, lower leaves to 14cm long, upper leaves shorter, flowers in thyrsus, floral whorls to 2cm long, corolla abruptly widened from long tube, 16-20mm long
Size30-60cm
Colorbluish violet
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy 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
Version 8.0
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