Parry's penstemon

Desert penstemon

Penstemon parryi

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Alkaline

Location

Min elevation:
1500
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Coconino
Gila
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz

Reproduction & Growth

Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
generally one year of dormancy
Reproduction: 
Moderate

Ecological

Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
endemic to Sonoran Desert; common in roadside seed mixes, has resulted in range expansion; common garden plant
Citations:

Raeber & Lee 1991