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Penstemon neomexicanus

 
Penstemon neomexicanus
New Mexico penstemon
Penstemon neomexicanus

Common name New Mexico penstemon
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers lilac (June)
Size 16-28"
Light sun-part shade

Species occurring in the mountains of New Mexico in association with coniferous trees. Flowers arranged loosely along upright stems; the lanceolate leaves are smooth-margined. My third-year plant is looking pretty healthy – it must not have minded the big layer of snow on its head last winter!

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F with light (18%G, 12-23d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F with light (7%G, 17-22d)


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