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Plant Guide: Blue penstemon (Penstemon cyaneus Pennell)

Tilley, Derek; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy. 2012. Plant Guide: Blue penstemon (Penstemon cyaneus Pennell). Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

Blue penstemon is suited for use in restoration and wildlife enhancement plantings. It is not noted for having value as forage for livestock, and forage use is limited by big game. The fibrous root system and wide canopy cover make it a good plant for low-water use landscaping (i.e. roadsides) and other ornamental plantings.

Keywords: Blue penstemon, Penstemon cyaneu, plant guide, forb, wildflower, pollinator, seed

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Plant Guide: Blue penstemon (Penstemon cyaneus Pennell)
Electronic Publish Date: October 3, 2012
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October 3, 2012

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