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Penstemon heterophyllus - Foothill Penstemon

Penstemon heterophyllus has a long blooming season and is quite variable in the leaf habit and flower shape. Foothill Penstemon is quite drought tolerant once established. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Penstemon heterophyllus grows in full sun, often in disturbed firebreaks and trail margins. Foothill Penstemon requires decent drainage and Summer dry periods. Penstemon heterophyllus is Winter hardy into single digits. Penstemon heterophyllus is a food source for the Variable Checkerspot Butterfly.

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Penstemon heterophyllus, Foothill Penstemon