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Plant guide: Sharpleaf penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus Douglas ex Lindl.

Posted date: April 13, 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Authors: St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

Abstract

Sharpleaf penstemon is primarily used as a forb component for wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration efforts. Its showy flowers attract numerous pollinators and other insects that provide a food source for birds and other vertebrates. This species is used in xeriscaping and other low-wateruse landscaping. It is suited for roadside and other beautification plantings.

Citation

St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L. 2009. Plant guide: Sharpleaf penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus Douglas ex Lindl. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.