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Plant Guide: Blue penstemon (Penstemon cyaneus Pennell)

Posted date: October 03, 2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Authors: Tilley, Derek; St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

Abstract

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.

Citation

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.