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Border Penstemon, Garden penstemon
Scientific Name: Penstemon gloxinioides Hort.
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Border Penstemon, Garden penstemon (Penstemon  gloxinioides) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Perennial in zone 9 and warmer

Sun Exposure: Full sun or light shade

Growth Habits: Perennial treated as annual, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 3 feet wide

Watering Needs: Some water in summer, keep dry in winter.

Propagation: Seeds sown in winter, softwood cuttings

This penstemon is a selection of Penstemon hartwegii, with maybe some hybridizing with Penstemon cobaea

Blooming Habits:
The flowers, in summer and fall, are attractive to hummingbirds.

Fruiting Habits:

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