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Mountain Pride
Penstemon newberryi
  
About Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) 12 Nurseries Carry This Plant Penstemon newberryi is a species of penstemon known by the common name mountain pride. It is native to the mountains of northern California, Oregon, and Nevada, where it grows in rocky habitat, often at high elevation, such as talus. It is a bushy, mat-forming subshrub growing up to 30 centimeters tall. The leaves are mostly basal on the plant, oblong or oval and toothed, measuring 1 to 4 centimeters in length, with a few smaller pairs along the stem. The hairy flower cluster bears showy magenta flowers 2 to over 3 centimeters in length. The flower is generally tubular or funnel-shaped and has a coating of short to long and curly hairs in the mouth and on the staminode.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.39 - 1 ft tall
8 - 38 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 0 - 10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Rocky soils or rock ledges. Soil PH: 5 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 2 mos. stratification (Everett 1950).

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky outcrops, talus

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.9" - 158.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 5.91", Coldest Month: 9.5" - 55.6", Hottest Month: 32.9" - 75.0", Humidity: 0.39" - 25.03", Elevation: 73" - 14113"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mountainpride Penstemon


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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