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Keckiella cordifolia - Heartleaf Penstemon

Keckiella cordifolia is a semi trailing shrub can leap up and through its neighbors. The Heartleaf Penstemon is great in the native landscape due to the late spring and summer blooming. The tubular red flowers stand out as the rest of the landscape goes dry for the Summer. Keckiella cordifolia can get to 6 feet tall but will sometimes reach greater proportions using other plants for support. Heartleaf Penstemon is usually found on north facing slopes or under the shade of trees in the riparian zone. Keckiella cordifolia will take frosty temperatures into the teens but will show some damage. It is also known as Penstemon cordifolia by some but this name has generally been replaced by Keckiella. The Heartleaf Penstemon is a great choice for the Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Garden attracting the Common Buckeye and Variable Checkerspot.

Keckiella cordifolia, Heartleaf Penstemon

Orange-red flowers and foliage of Keckiella cordifolia - Heartleaf Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other Penstemons featured on this site:
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon eatonii
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Holly's White
Penstemon Husker Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Penstemon spectabilis
Penstemon triflorus