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Mountain Pride
Penstemon newberryi
About Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) Nurseries Show All Photos 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
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.39 - 1 ft (0.12 - 0.3 m)

Max. Width
8 - 38 ft (2.4 - 11.6 m)

Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate

Flower Color
Red, Pink

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky outcrops, talus

Part Shade

Elevation ?
73' - 14113'

Annual Precip. ?
6.9" - 158.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 5.91"

Coldest Month ?
9.5° F - 55.6° F

Hottest Month ?
32.9° F - 75.0° F

Humidity ?
0.39 vpd - 25.03 vpd

Soil Description
Rocky soils or rock ledges

Soil PH
5 - 7


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

Wildlife Attracted
Hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Max. Summer Water ?
No Summer Water, 1x/month
No Summer Water
Keep moist


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

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

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other 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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