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Sonoma Beardtongue
Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis
About Sonoma Beardtongue (Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis) Nurseries Show All Photos Sonoma Beardtongue (Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis) is a rare native perennial herb that grows in Central and Northern California, primarily in the North Coast and North Coast Range regions.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

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

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2317' - 6808'

Annual Precip. ?
44.6" - 70.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.49" - 1.40"

Coldest Month ?
36.5° F - 47.4° F

Hottest Month ?
53.4° F - 68.5° F

Humidity ?
3.28 vpd - 17.43 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers rocky or gravelly soil


Sunset Zones ?
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

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

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Sonoma 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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