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Penstemon rostriflorus

Common name bridges penstemon; beak-flowered penstemon
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 18-36"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, needs some summer moisture

Native to the interior west of the United States, with showy spikes of pointed-petal red flowers.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 35F (90%G, 4-8w)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (11w; 80%G, 9-11w). Moved baggy to 70F for leaf development. Limited time window for transplanting to pots, since roots deteriorate within a few days in baggy

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