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Penstemon abietinus (Scrophulariaceae) (6x20,Z4,P,L,4:12w) .............................................. 90 seeds / $4.00

 01056.17  (W) Sevier Co., UT, 7200ft, 2195m.  "Firleaf Penstemon." Decumbent stems are densely clothed in realistic, fir-like leaves. Ascending spikes of blue flowers with golden beards. Choice endemic.

Penstemon acuminatus (Scrophulariaceae) (16x20,Z6,P,L,3:8w) .............................. 100 seeds / $3.50 01299.23 (W) Douglas Co., WA, 1000ft, 305m. Bright blue flowers in compact whorls over leathery glaucous leaves.   Photo

Penstemon alamosensis (Scrophulariaceae) (35x14,Z6,P,L,2) ....................................... 40 seeds / $5.00 05419.24 Ex cult. Salmon to coral flowers sway over thin, crinkled, blue-gray leaves. Cultivated with no other Penstemons, so seed should be pure.   Photo

Penstemon albidus (white) (16x10,Z4,P,C,3:8w) ....................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 19410.63 (W) Goshen Co., WY, 4250ft, 1296m. Spikes of pure white flowers with dark guidelines in the throat.   Photo

Penstemon albidus (lavender) (16x12,Z4,P,L,4:8w) ............................................................. 60 seeds / $3.50

 19410.27  (W) Baca Co., CO, 5100ft, 1555m.  Gorgeous lavender-colored variant here on more robust, multiple-stemmed plants.   Photo

Penstemon ambiguus (24x32,Z5,P,L,2) .............................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 19610.17  (W) Yuma Co., CO, 3500ft, 1067m.  Deep pink, Phlox-like flowers by the hundreds on dwarf plants with linear leaves. This is the hardiest population known.  Photo

Penstemon angustifolius v. caudatus (36x14,Z4,P,GL,4:8w) ............................................ 100 seeds / $3.00 19831.25 (W) Las Animas Co., CO, 6000ft, 1830m. Stout stems with narrow, glaucous leaves congested with bright blue flowers in numerous whorls. Growing in sandy clay. Photo

Penstemon angustifolius v. venosus (lav. fls) (28x12, Z4, P, GL, 4:8w) .............................. 90 seeds / $2.50

 19832.14  (W) San Juan Co., UT, 5000ft, 1524m.  Lavender fls. in this population, growing in sand.

Penstemon arenicola (Scrophulariaceae) (10x6,Z4,P,L,4:12w) .................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 07439.13 (W) Sublette Co., WY, 7000ft, 2135m. Densely-crowded verticillasters of the most intense blue. Waxy blue leaves. Growing in almost pure sand.

Penstemon aridus (15x10,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 07455.93 (W) Meagher Co., MT, 7750ft, 2363m. Tufts of linear-spatulate leaves which eventually form mats. Blue-purple flowers on multiple stems. Growing on metamorphic volcanic screes.

Penstemon auriberbis (18x10, Z5, P, L, 3:8w) .................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 08758.23  (W) Fremont Co., CO, 6200ft, 1890m.  Large, deep lavender flowers with flamboyant gold beards over tufts of linear leaves.

Penstemon auriberbis (10x10, Z5, P, L, 3:8w) .................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 08758.33  (W) Huerfano Co., CO, 6300ft, 1921m.  Shorter form with lanceolate leaves. Lavender flowers.

Penstemon azureus (40x35,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ..................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 09901.22 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 2820ft, 860m. Multi-stemmed plants clothed in glaucous-blue, elliptical leaves bear loads of bright blue flowers in early summer. On metamorphic volcanic rock.    Photo

Penstemon baccharifolius (45x35,Z7,P,L,3:8w) .................................................................. 100 seeds / $5.00

 10152.37  (W) Edwards Co., TX, 2450ft, 747m.  A favorite Pent of mine with minutely-serrated, oblong leaves and panicles of deep-red, pale-throated flowers. On vertical limestone road cuts.   Photo

Penstemon barbatus v. torreyi (Scrophulariaceae) (120x25,Z5,P,C,3:8w) .................. 100 seeds / $3.00 10215.14 (W) San Miguel Co., NM, 5900ft, 1800m. Tall, lanky plants with stiff stems and multitudes of red flowers. Good for the back of the border.

Penstemon barrettiae (40x70,Z6,P,GL,3:8w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 10214.19  (W) Klickitat Co., WA, 250ft, 76m.  From a crown arises myriad woody stems bearing leathery blue-gray glaucous leaves and spectacular racemes of rosy-lavender flowers shading to pale lavender.

Penstemon brandegei (Scrophulariaceae) (45x18,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ........................................ 100 seeds / $3.50 10755.25 (W) Las Animas Co., CO, 6500ft, 1982m. Robust form of Penstemon alpinus with dense spikes of large blue flowers.

Penstemon buckleyi (50x24, Z6, P, RL, 3:6w) ...................................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00 

 10952.15  (W) Chaves Co., NM, 4100ft, 1250m.  Lavender flowers in whorls around the massive stems.

Penstemon caesius (15x40, Z5, P, RGL, 3:8w) ………………………….......………….... 100 seeds / $2.50

 12045.18  (W) Tulare Co., CA, 9000ft, 2744m.  Nice mat-former with folded, blue-gray leaves and many short, open panicles of blue-purple flowers.  Grows in the dappled shade of tall conifers.

Penstemon caespitosus v. caespitosus (5x14,Z4,P,L,4:12w) ......................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12041.46 (W) Gunnison Co., CO, 8600ft, 2622m. Small mats of creeping stems clothed in bluish-green, linear-spatulate leaves which smother themselves with blue, white-throated flowers in early summer. Treeless plains of sagebrush and volcanic rock.

Penstemon cardinalis ssp. cardinalis (Scrophulariaceae) (50x28,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ................ 100 seeds / $3.00 12214.15 (W) Lincoln Co., NM, 7250ft, 2210m. Spectacular racemes of red, tubular flowers with golden hairs protruding from the palate. The basal leaves are somewhat rounded, tapering to acuminate, clasping leaves farther up on the flowering part of the stem. From White Mtns of New Mexico.

Penstemon cardinalis ssp. regalis (35x16,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 12221.25 (W) Eddy Co., NM, 4450ft, 1357m. A more refined and elegant version of P. cardinalis with wider leaves and somewhat dwarfer in stature. On N-facing walls of limestone.

Penstemon cardwellii (Scrophulariaceae) (12x30,Z5,P,L,3:12w) .................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 12215.52 (W) Tillamook Co., OR, 3150ft, 960m. Bright green, toothed, oval leaves and violet to bright purple flowers on low growing, spreading plants intermediate in size between P. davidsonii and P. fruticosus.

Penstemon carnosus (12x8,Z4,P,L,3:12w) ............................................................................ 75 seeds / $3.00

 12216.10  (W) Emery Co., UT, 7200ft, 2195m.  Thick glaucous rosettes bear lavender-grape flowers.

Penstemon caryi (Scrophulariaceae) (12x12,Z3,P,GL,4:12w) ........................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12217.12 (W) Sheridan Co., WY, 9200ft, 2805m. Mats of slender, deep green leaves bear several short racemes packed with blue to blue-purple flowers. On a steep S-facing limestone slope.

Penstemon centranthifolius (100x25,Z6,P,L,2) ................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00

 12398.60  (W) Riverside Co., CA, 4800ft.  Glaucous blue foliage, wands of vibrant red flowers.   Photo

Penstemon clevelandii v. connatus (40x30,Z6,P,GL,3:8w) ................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 12556.10  (W) Riverside Co., CA, 5200ft, 1585m.  Tubular flowers of a striking fuchsia-magenta.   Photo

Penstemon clutei (50x32,Z4,P,L,1) ........................................................................................ 45 seeds / $4.00

 12562.19  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 6400ft, 1951m.  Dense racemes of rosy-pink blossoms and leathery, clasping, finely-serrated leaves.   Photo

Penstemon cobaea (55x18,Z5,P,C,3:8w) ................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.50 12760.56 Stunning in full bloom, the white baggy flowers, often highlighted pale lavender, are the largest in the genus. Shiny green leaves with small teeth.   Photo

Penstemon comarrhenus (45x18, Z5, P, GL, 4:8w) ............................................................... 80 seeds / $2.50

 12801.13  (W) San Juan Co., UT, 6900ft, 2102m.  Pale blue flowers are widely spaced in whorls along the stems.  The blue lobes shade to lavender in the throat with projecting anthers of white wool.

Penstemon compactus (12x10,Z3,P,RGL,4:8w) ..................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 12797.16 (W) Cache Co., UT, 9700ft, 2957m. A dwarf form of P. cyananthus with dense racemes of brilliant blue/violet in tight whorls on short ascending stems. On S-facing limestone cliffs.

Penstemon confusus (26x12,Z5,P,L,4:12w) ............................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 12802.11 (W) Iron Co., UT, 6500ft, 1982m. An unimaginative name for such a colorful Pent. Rather like a miniature version of P. utahensis with bright lilac or violet to magenta, white-throated flowers. Found under pinyons in decomposed granite gravel soil. Photo

Penstemon crandallii v. atratus (5x16,Z4,P,GL,3:8w) ……………………….............…..... 50 seeds / $4.00

 12754.25  (W) San Juan Co., UT, 8500ft, 2591m.  More prostrate compared to the typical species' habit, with several creeping stems branching from a woody base. Profuse flowers just under an inch long appear in blue, lavender and violet shades. On the western slopes of the La Sal Mtns.

Penstemon cusickii (35x25, Z5, P, GL, 4:8w) ..................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 13016.30  (W) Ada Co., ID, 3200ft, 975m.   Panicles of blue, lavender or violet over narrow leaves.

Penstemon cyaneus (45x18, Z3, P, L, 4:12w) ..................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 12976.14  (W) Park Co., WY, 7200ft, 2195m.  Broad, lanceolate, prominently-veined leaves support large, sky-blue flowers with a purplish throat.

Penstemon cyanocaulis (35x15,Z5,P,L3:12w) …………………………............………...... 90 seeds / $3.00

 12977.15  (W) Montrose Co., CO, 6000ft, 1829m.  From large tufts of undulate leaves arise several stems packed with small blue-violet flowers. Grows in the sandy soils of the Colorado Plateau.

Penstemon cyathophorus (30x8,Z4,P,RL,3:12w) .................................................................. 90 seeds / $3.50

 12974.28  (W) Grand Co., CO, 7500ft, 2286m.  Tightly-packed whorls of pale lavender-pink to bluish-pink flowers sprout from glaucous rosettes of thick leaves.   Photo

Penstemon davidsonii (pink form) (9x40, Z5, P, RL, 3:8w) ................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00

 15231.15  (W) Jackson Co., OR, 7500ft, 2286m.  A fantastically floriferous population which is possibly infused with genes from P. rupicola.  On alpine granite screes at the foot of large boulders.

Penstemon digitalis (Scrophulariaceae) (70x35,Z4,P,L,3:8w) .......................................... 100 seeds / $3.00 15572.14 Panicles of pure white flowers from pink buds, the throat striated maroon. Glabrous foliage.

Penstemon duchesnensis (10x10, Z4, P, L, 4:12w) ............................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00

 15952.15  (W) Duchesne Co., UT, 5400ft, 1645m.  Compact tufts of olive-green transform into globes of deep sky-blue in late spring.  Handsome Uintah Basin native.

Penstemon eatonii (Scrophulariaceae) (45x20,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ......................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 20800.25 (W) Iron Co., UT, 8800ft, 2683m. Bright scarlet bugles over glossy green foliage. This is the highest altitude population I’ve ever seen. On igneous scree.

Penstemon ellipticus (12x22,Z3,P,RL,3:12w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00

 39454.20  (W) Boundary Co., ID, 5810ft, 1771m.  Another beautiful member of the Subgenus Dasanthera with short, semi-secund inflorescences of light blue-purple flowers. The slightly-serrate, elliptical leaves are packed together fairly tightly. Growing on subalpine cliffs of basalt.

Penstemon eriantherus (Scrophulariaceae) (15x10,Z4,P,C,4:16w) ................................... 100 seeds / $3.00 27454.38 (W) Park Co., WY, 8000ft, 2439m. Large lilac flowers and gray-green, pubescent foliage.

Penstemon eriantherus v. redactus (16x12,Z4,P,C,4:16w) ................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50

 27456.18  (W) Custer Co., ID, 6400ft, 1951m.  Showy pale lavender-purple flowers on dwarf plants with gray-green leaves.  Growing in deep, loamy gravel.   Photo

Penstemon eriantherus v. whitedii (20x15, Z6, P, L, 4:16w) ................................................ 90 seeds / $3.00

 27457.10  (W) Chelan Co., WA, 3500ft, 1067m.    Whorls of large violet flowers, several per stem.

Penstemon euglaucus (40x100,Z6,P,L,4:8w) …………………………............………….. 100 seeds / $3.00

 29725.15  (W) Linn Co., OR, 3800ft, 1159m.  Loose mats of elliptical, glaucous leaves sprout numerous stems of interrupted whorls carrying lavender-blue flowers. On scoria under partial conifer shade.

Penstemon floridus ssp. austinii (150x30, Z6, P, GL, 3:8w) ................................................. 90 seeds / $2.50

 30560.15  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 5700ft, 1737m.  Multiple whips bear dentate blue leaves and baggy rosy-magenta flowers.

Penstemon flowersii (12x8,Z5,P,L,3:12w) ............................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 30561.41 (W) Duchesne Co., UT, 5250ft, 1600m. Leaves like P. carnosus but with sugar-pink flowers.

Penstemon franklinii (8x10,Z5,P,GL,3:12w) ……………………..........…………………... 90 seeds / $4.00

 30754.15  (W) Iron Co., UT, 5425ft, 1654m.  Tufts of narrow leaves bear glandular inflorescences crowded with blue flowers, the exserted staminodes yellow-bearded. Choice dwarf allied to P. nanus.

Penstemon fremontii (12x8, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) ..................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 30756.23  (W) Uintah Co., UT, 7500ft, 2287m.  Deep blue flowers are congested on several stems arising above finely-textured, cinereous-gray leaves.  A great species from the Uintah Basin foothills.

Penstemon frutescens (15x10,Z6,P,L,2) ............................................................................... 45 seeds / $3.00

 30762.08   The only Penstemon not native to the Americas.  Ovate leaves clasp erect stems bearing tubular, pale purple, inch-long flowers in late summer. From Japan.

Penstemon fruticiformis (40x40, Z7, P, L, 2) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $2.00

 30763.15  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 3500ft, 1065m.  Nearly cylindrical leaves and cream/pale pink flowers.

Penstemon fruticosus (24x40,Z5,P,L,3:12w) ………………………………..........…….... 100 seeds / $2.50

 30764.15  (W) Deschutes Co., OR, 4900ft, 1494m.  The thick, lance-shaped, serrated leaves are smaller than usual in this isolated population due perhaps to drier conditions. The large, open mats produce a thick forest of blue to violet-flowering racemes.

Penstemon gairdneri (12x10, Z6, P, L, 3:12w) ...................................................................... 50 seeds / $3.00

 32061.34  (W) Kittitas Co., WA, 2650ft, 808m.  Cinereous, linear leaves with orchid to lavender blossoms.  Native to the basalt scablands found on the E side of the Cascades.

Penstemon glaber v. alpinus (30x16, Z3, P, GL, 3:12w) ..................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 32554.13  (W) Park Co., CO, 9200ft, 2805m.  Gorgeous, deep blue flowers packed on several stems make their appearance over glossy green, obovate foliage in alpine meadows during the summer.

Penstemon glandulosus (70x20, Z6, P, L, 3:12w) ................................................................. 90 seeds / $2.50

 32555.10  (W) Washington Co., ID, 3200ft, 975m.  Erect, glandular plants with serrated leaves support whorls of large lavender blossoms.

Penstemon grandiflorus (Scrophulariaceae) (60x18,Z4,P,C,3:8w) ...................................... 90 seeds / $3.00 32757.44 Wide, deep pink blossoms over fleshy, gray-green leaves. Imposing magnificence.

Penstemon grahamii (Scrophulariaceae) (15x8,Z5,P,GL,3:8w) ...................................... 40 seeds / $5.00 32754.43 (W) Uintah Co., UT, 5400ft, 1646m. "Of Cultivated Origin." Because of this species' classification (Threatened Candidate), we cultivate our own plants and hand-pollinate to obtain our own seed. From a few basal, olive-green, lusterless leaves arise a dense, compact raceme of huge, gaping, lavender-pink blossoms with dense golden staminodes. One of the finest in the genus.   Photo

Penstemon grinnellii (50x25, Z6, P, L, 3:8w) ……………………….........……………...... 100 seeds / $2.50

 32758.18  (W) Ventura Co., CA, 5600ft, 1707m.  Glaucous blue-green leaves and pale pink flowers.

Penstemon hallii (Scrophulariaceae) (8x12,Z3,P,L,1) ................................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 35194.13 (W) Park Co., CO, 12100ft, 3689m. Tufts of linear foliage with clumps of violet-blue dragons hovering on short stems. Classic miniature alpine easily grown.

Penstemon harbourii (5x16,Z3,P,RL,3:8w) .............................................................. 100 seeds / $5.00 35215.16 (W) Summit Co., CO, 12100ft, 3688m. Loose mats of green, leathery foliage are covered with short racemes of attractive powder-blue flowers in summer. On S-facing alpine screes. Photo

Penstemon humilis (12x15,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ............................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 35995.28  (W) Butte Co., ID, 6000ft, 1829m.  Robust form here with tufts of gray-green, oblong leaves and several spires densely-packed with small blue flowers.

Penstemon humilis v. brevifolius (9x12, Z3, P, GL, 3:8w) ................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 35996.23  (W) Salt Lake Co., UT, 9850ft, 3003m.  Rosettes of green, spatulate leaves form compact mats bearing deep blue, glandular flowers in congested whorls.  On S- and W-facing granitic screes.

Penstemon idahoensis (12x20, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) .................................................................. 90 seeds / $3.50

 41517.11  (W) Cassia Co., ID, 5150ft, 1570m.  Glandular tufts of thick-margined, narrow leaves carry crowded blue-purple flowers.  On very soft, silty white sand.

Penstemon incertus (50x60,Z7,P,L,2) ................................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.00

 59812.10  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 5100ft, 1555m.  Thick, linear leaves and baggy blue flowers.

Penstemon laevis (40x16,Z5,P,GL,4:8w) ……………………………….......……………... 75 seeds / $3.00

 54043.14  (W) Kane Co., UT, 5750ft, 1753m.  Smooth, bright green leaves and secund racemes of blue-purple flowers. Growing in deep sandy soils of the white Navajo formation.

Penstemon laricifolius ssp. exilifolius (9x8,Z3,P,GL,4:12w) .......................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 54214.24 (W) Albany Co., WY, 7200ft, 2195m. Dwarf, grassy tufts with glistening white flowers. This population is a bit dwarfer than the pink-flowered plants. Great for troughs.

Penstemon laricifolius ssp. laricifolius (10x12,Z3,P,GL,4:16w) .................................. 100 seeds / $4.00 54215.47 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 6750ft, 2060m. This lovely form has flowers in various pink shades.   Photo

Penstemon lemhiensis (32x12,Z4,P,L,4:12w) ........................................................................ 60 seeds / $4.00

 54396.38  (W) Lemhi Co., ID, 7500ft, 2286m.  Bold plants like P. cyaneus, but shorter with narrow, glaucous leaves and large, deep-blue flowers.  On N-facing rocky loam with sagebrush.

Penstemon leonardii (9x25,Z3,P,GL,3:12w) ............................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 54279.16 (W) Cache Co., UT, 9800ft, 2988m. From a central woody crown sprout a dozen or two lax but ascending stems bearing myriad deep blue flowers in narrow panicles. An uncommon, choice, dwarf shrubby type growing on broken limestone slopes.

Penstemon linarioides ssp. coloradoensis (16x14, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) ……..........………….. 60 seeds / $4.00

 54598.43  (W) La Plata Co., CO, 8200ft, 2500m.  The mostly erect stems and linear foliage are glaucous blue with pale to medium-blue, white-throated flowers growing from the upper nodes.  Perhaps one of the best forms in this widespread taxon.

Penstemon linarioides ssp. compactifolius (9x28, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) ………............……... 100 seeds / $3.00

 54599.11  (W) Coconino Co., AZ, 7000ft, 2134m.  The narrow green to blue-green leaves densely clothe short arching stems and bear hundreds of blue to lavender, pale-throated, veined flowers.

Penstemon linarioides v. sileri (12x15, Z5, P, C, 4:8w) ……………...........……………... 100 seeds / $2.50

 54600.15  (W) Washington Co., UT, 6100ft, 1860m.  Linear leaves and decumbent spikes of blue flowers.

Penstemon lyallii (55x65,Z4,P,RGL,3:8w) ..................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 54974.54 (W) Teton Co., MT, 5625ft, 1715m. Beautiful plants with long-aculeate leaves on multiple stems from a woody crown. Lavender, blue or pink, woolly-anthered flowers by the hundreds in panicles. On steep, S-facing limestone screes. Photo1   Photo2

Penstemon mensarum (50x20,Z4,P,RL,3:8w) .................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.50 56398.21 (W) Mesa Co., CO, 10300ft, 3140m. Rich, royal, cobalt blue flowers on multiple racemes.

Penstemon moffatii (20x10, Z4, P, L, 3:8w) .......................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.00

 56770.14  (W) Mesa Co., CO, 5200ft, 1585m.   Wavy, sage-green leaves and deep purple-blue flowers.

Penstemon monoensis (20x24, Z6, P, RGL, 4:8w) ............................................................... 90 seeds / $ 2.50

 56800.35  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 4400ft, 1340m. Spikes of rosy-pink fls. over ashy-gray, undulate leaves.   Photo

Penstemon montanus ssp. idahoensis (15x24,Z3,P,GL,3:8w) ..................................... 100 seeds / $4.50 56799.13 (W) Valley Co., ID, 7900ft, 2408m. The leaves range from green-blue to icy-blue, and are generally hairy. Large lavender flowers in dense spikes. Exquisite. Endemic to central Idaho.

Penstemon montanus ssp. montanus (12x18,Z4,P,GL,3:8w) .............................................. 100 seeds / $3.50

 56798.30  (W) Custer Co., ID, 8900ft, 2713m.  Large, up-facing, deep lavender flowers sit on glandular, blue-green, toothed foliage, forming mats in limestone scree.    Photo

Penstemon murrayanus (90x35,Z6,P,L,3:8w) ....................................................................... 40 seeds / $3.50

 57014.37  (W) Louisiana.   Scarlet-red flowers line stems encircled by blue-green leaves.  Native to eastern Texas and Louisiana, this plant can take more water than similar western species.  Early spring bloomer. Photo

Penstemon nanus (2x4,Z5,P,GL,4:12w) ................................................................................ 60 seeds / $5.00

 58198.10  (W) Millard Co., UT, 5700ft, 1738m.  Miniature with small gray leaves and blue flower clusters.  Native to dry limestone slopes.

Penstemon neomexicanus (60x18,Z5,P,C,3:8w) .............................................................. 100 seeds / $3.00 58279.25 (W) Otero Co., NM, 8600ft, 2622m. Glabrous, leathery basal rosettes, racemes of blue.

Penstemon newberryi (16x20,Z5,P,L,3:12w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 58432.30  (W) Plumas Co., CA, 7100ft, 2165m.  Mats of blue, serrated leaves, beautiful rose-red flowers.

Penstemon nitidus (12x10,Z4,P,RGL,3:8w) ................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 58618.14 (W) Jefferson Co., MT, 6300ft, 1920m. The typical form here with sky blue flowers and glaucous blue leaves. Growing in fine granite soil.

Penstemon ophianthus (10x8, Z5, P, L, 3:8w) ...................................................................... 90 seeds / $3.00

 81035.17  (W) Sevier Co., UT, 8000ft, 2439m.  Gray-green tufts, densely-bearded violet to pink flowers.

Penstemon osterhoutii (38x12, Z5, P, GL, 3:12w) ................................................................ 90 seeds / $3.00

 81678.17  (W) Garfield Co., CO, 8200ft, 2500m.  Very thick, glaucous leaves like P. utahensis with usually a single stem bearing lavender-blue to purple flowers.

Penstemon ovatus (65x35, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 69021.04 A showy species with oval, toothed leaves and an open inflorescence of many deep blue flowers.

Penstemon pachyphyllus v. congestus (35x15,Z4,P,L,4:8w) ............................................. 100 seeds / $3.00

 70152.17  (W) Sevier Co., UT, 7100ft, 2165m.  Thick, gray-green leaves, intense blue-violet spikes.

Penstemon palmeri (110x35,Z4,P,L,3:8w) …………………………………..................... 100 seeds / $2.50

 70194.26  (W) Butte Co., ID, 5500ft, 1676m.   Though not native to Idaho, this sp. has been naturalized not only here but throughout many western states due to highway reseeding projects. On the fertile volcanic plains of the upper Snake River drainage basin, these plants achieve spectacular magnificence. I saw plants with 20 spires nearly four feet tall, loaded with huge, pink, fragrant blossoms.   Photo

Penstemon palmeri v. eglandulosus (90x20, Z5, P, L, 3:8w) ............................................. 100 seeds / $2.50

 70195.14  (W) Kane Co., UT, 6200ft, 1890m.  A glabrous population here with pale pink to white flowers.

Penstemon parvulus (30x30, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) …………………………………........…... 100 seeds / $3.00

 70215.50  (W) Jackson Co., OR, 5800ft, 1768m.  Glaucous leaves with dense blue-lavender racemes.

Penstemon patens (30x22, Z6, P, RGL, 3:8w) ………………………………........…….... 100 seeds / $2.50

 70218.18  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 7400ft, 2256m.  Blue-gray mounds sprout lavender to violet panicles.

Penstemon payettensis (50x24, Z5, P, GL, 4:12w) …………………….………….........…100 seeds / $2.50

 70111.34  (W) Adams Co., ID, 3200ft, 975m.  Brilliant blue flowers and leathery, rich green leaves.

Penstemon paysoniorum (Scrophulariaceae) (9x8,Z3,P,GL,4:12w) ............................... 100 seeds / $4.00 70110.17 (W) Fremont Co., WY, 6800ft, 2073m. Undulate, glossy-green foliage and pure blue flowers. Beautiful Wyoming endemic. Growing in sandy, calcareous rubble.

Penstemon platyphyllus (40x28,Z4,P,L,4:8w) ....................................................................... 60 seeds / $3.50

 70554.19  (W) Salt Lake Co., UT, 6500ft, 1982m.  A forest of stems lined with elliptical leaves arise from a branched rootstalk and bear myriads of lavender flowers for several weeks.  Wasatch Mtns endemic.

Penstemon procerus v. brachyanthus (18x15,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ………………..............…..... 100 seeds / $3.50

 70762.15  (W) Linn Co., OR, 5400ft, 1646m.  Whorls of small deep blue flowers on numerous stems.

Penstemon procerus v. formosus (7x25,Z4,P,L,3;8w) …………………............………... 100 seeds / $3.50

 70763.15  (W) Siskiyou Co., CA, 8900ft, 2713m.  Thick dark green leaves are packed into short rosettes which create mats over a foot across or more. Dense heads of deep blue-violet. Volcanic screes.

Penstemon procumbens (10x30,Z3,P,L,4:12w) ............................................................... 75 seeds / $3.50 70760.44 (W) Gunnison Co., CO, 9800ft, 2990m. (= P. crandallii v. procumbens.) Endemic to the mountains around Crested Butte is this woody, decumbent creeper with small rounded leaves and blue flowers.

Penstemon pseudospectabilis (Scrophulariaceae) (70x30,Z5,P,L,4:8w) ................ 100 seeds / $3.50 70776.26 (W) Yavapai Co., AZ, 3820ft, 1165m. Multi-stemmed plants with clasping, oblong, toothed saucer-leaves and bright rose-red to pink flowers. Superb for dry gardens.

Penstemon ramaleyi (16x20, Z4, P, GL, 3:12w) ................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.00

 74196.13  (W) Saguache Co., CO, 10000ft, 3048m.  Linear, thread-like leaves in interrupted whorls along the numerous stems bear blue flowers on the upper half.  An obscure, unusual species delivering a misty effect in the garden.  Recently lumped under P. crandallii v. glabrescens.

Penstemon retrorsus (8x20, Z5, P, GL, 4:12w) ……………………………..........……...... 40 seeds / $4.00

 74418.15  (W) Montrose Co., CO, 6000ft, 1830m.  Silver-green tufts produce short erect spikes of deep blue. Superb endemic of western Colorado worth every effort to cultivate.

Penstemon richardsonii v. dentatus (20x25, Z5, P, L, 3:6w) .............................................. 100 seeds / $2.50

 74553.16  (W) Wheeler Co., OR, 2500ft, 762m.  Sprays of bright lilac-pink on dwarfer plants.

Penstemon roezlii (28x35, Z5, P, GL, 4:12w) ........................................................................ 70 seeds / $2.50

 74643.14  (W) Plumas Co., CA, 5800ft, 1768m.  (= P. laetus ssp. roezlii.)  Numerous decumbent stems with long gray-green leaves arise from a woody rootstalk.  Racemes of deep blue-purple flowers.

Penstemon rostriflorus (50x30,Z6,P,L,4:8w) …………………………............………….. 100 seeds / $2.50

 74816.45  (W) Tulare Co., CA, 6100ft, 1860m.  Reddish-orange flowers with creamy-yellow throats.  This collection from an exceptionally dry site in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Penstemon rupicola (Scrophulariaceae) (16x45,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ....................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 75010.52 (W) Shasta Co., CA, 3150ft, 960m. Sumptuous pink flowers opening from very deep pink buds give a lovely two-tone effect here. Cascading sheets of powder-blue foliage over N-facing granite cliffs. Photo

Penstemon rupicola (Scrophulariaceae) (5x15,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ............................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 75010.62 (W) Josephine Co., OR, 4700ft, 1433m. A compact form here with deep rosy-pink flowers over powder-blue foliage. On subalpine serpentine cliffs.

Penstemon rupicola (7x26,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ...................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.50 75010.73 (W) Yakima Co., WA, 5450ft, 1662m. A superb form with deep rosy-magenta flowers over gray-blue foliage. On volcanic cliffs and scoria.

Penstemon saxosorum (14x10,Z4,P,L,3:12w) ............................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00 76235.44 (W) Carbon Co., WY, 8350ft, 2546m. Similar to a dwarf P. cyananthus with narrow basal leaves and secund inflorescences of blue flowers. Growing on granitic screes. Photo

Penstemon scapoides (25x20, Z5, P, RL, 4:8w) ................................................................. 100 seeds / $2.00

 76135.15  (W) Inyo Co., CA, 7800ft, 2377m.   Mats of bluish-gray with panicles of pinched blue flowers.

Penstemon scariosus v. garrettii (14x12,Z4,P,GL,4:8w) ............................................. 90 seeds / $3.50 76134.16 (W) Uintah Co., UT, 7600ft, 2317m. Beautiful sky-blue flowers shading to a violet throat project from several verticillasters above clumps of linear-spatulate foliage. In red sandy clay soil.

Penstemon secundiflorus (35x10,Z4,P,L,3:8w) .................................................................. 100 seeds / $3.00

 76352.27  (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m.  Beautiful, luminescent, lavender-pink blossoms in late spring. Sleek, glaucous blue foliage.

Penstemon serrulatus (26x24,Z5,P,L,3:8w) ............................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50 76414.23 (W) Yakima Co., WA, 5450ft, 1662m. Clusters of reddish-purple flowers on multiple stems lined with serrated leaves.

Penstemon speciosus (30x24,Z4,P,RL,3:12w) ........................................................ 100 seeds / $4.00 76719.21 (W) Lander Co., NV, 8600ft, 2622m. Dwarf plants compared to the valley forms with several secund inflorescences of large bright blue flowers shading to lilac-violet on the lips and sides. Photo

Penstemon speciosus ssp. kennedyi (10x12,Z4,P,RL,4:12w) ………………..........…….... 70 seeds / $4.00

 76720.25  (W) Washoe Co., NV, 8900ft, 2713m.  A striking dwarf form with blue-gray rosettes and multiple clusters of large, white-throated, deep blue flowers. In fine granitic scree, facing south.

Penstemon spectabilis (120x60,Z6,P,L,3:12w) ................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.50

 76730.20  (W) San Diego Co., CA, 5100ft, 1555m.  Bicolor flowers of blue/pale lavender with white throat. Toothed leaves fused around the stems.

Penstemon strictus (35x18,Z5,P,L,3:12w) ……………………………...........…………... 100 seeds / $2.50

 76801.15  (W) Iron Co., UT, 9000ft, 2744m.  Multiple spires of scintillating blue-purple in summer.

Penstemon superbus (120x55, Z6, P, L, 3:8w) ................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 77010.00  Spectacular vivid coral-red flowers line tall spires.

Penstemon teucrioides (7x15, Z3, P, L, 4:12w) .................................................................... 40 seeds / $3.00

 78295.13  (W) Park Co., CO, 9250ft, 2820m.  Linear, gray-pubescent leaves and pale blue/purplish flowers.  Considered by some to be a subspecies of Penstemon crandallii.

Penstemon tiehmii (Scrophulariaceae) (12x12,Z4,P,L,3:12w) ..................................... 60 seeds / $6.00 78437.11 (W) Lander Co., NV, 8600ft, 2622m. Probably new to cultivation is this dwarf, subalpine penstemon with gray-green leaves lying flat on the ground bearing a thyrse of small violet flowers. Growing on south-facing cliffs and screes of dense volcanic rock.

Penstemon triflorus (40x14,Z7,P,L,3:8w) ........................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00

 78758.17  (W) Edwards Co., TX, 2100ft, 640m.  Beautiful deep rose-pink flowers with maroon-pink striations from the corolla tips into the white throats. Shiny green leaves. Growing on a limestone roadcut.   Photo

Penstemon triflorus (40x14,Z7,P,L,3:8w) ........................................................................... 100 seeds / $4.00

 78758.27  (W) Kerr Co., TX, 2200ft, 671m.  In addition to the usual deep pink flowers, there were some nice pale pink forms in this population. Growing on limestone embankments.

Penstemon tusharensis (6x16, Z4, P, GL, 4:12w) ................................................................ 40 seeds / $4.00

 79016.14  (W) Beaver Co., UT, 8300ft, 2530m.  (= P. caespitosus v. suffruticosus.)  Prostrate, bonsai-like plants with blue-gray, tiny round leaves edged in maroon bear violet-blue flowers.  Beautiful species.

Penstemon utahensis (36x15,Z4,P,RGL,3:8w) .................................................................... 30 seeds / $4.00 87817.37 (W) Mesa Co., CO, 4800ft, 1465m. Racemes of brilliant carmine-pink flowers will illuminate your garden in early spring. Attractive glaucous blue foliage in thick tufts. Sandy soils.

Penstemon venustus (40x50,Z4,P,L,3:8w) ........................................................................... 100 seeds / $3.00

 90398.38  (W) Caribou Co., ID, 6750ft, 2058m.  Multiple stems from a woody crown bear serrated leaves and bright lavender-purple flowers in narrow terminal panicles.

Penstemon versicolor (28x16,Z5,P,GL,4:8w) ....................................................................... 80 seeds / $3.50

 90414.47  (W) Fremont Co., CO, 5150ft, 1570m.  Essentially a blue-purple form of P. secundiflorus. Glaucous blue leaves, slightly wavy.

Penstemon virens (20x20,Z3,P,L,4:12w) ............................................................................ 100 seeds / $2.50

 90614.17  (W) Elbert Co., CO, 6650ft, 2027m.  Mats of glossy, deep green, spatulate leaves sprout numerous spikes bearing deep blue flowers. No pink forms here on the Plains, just the occasional albino.

Penstemon virens (20x20, Z3, P, L, 4:12w) ........................................................................ 100 seeds / $2.50

 90614.43  (W) Grand Co., CO, 8400ft, 2561m.  Mats of glossy, deep green leaves sprout numerous spikes bearing deep blue flowers covered with glandular hairs.  This population is unusual in that about 4% of the plants had clear pink flowers.

Penstemon wardii (14x6, Z5, P, GL, 3:8w) ........................................................................... 40 seeds / $2.50

 92214.17  (W) Sevier Co., UT, 6800ft, 2073m.   Large fls of clear violet-blue over pubescent tufts.

Penstemon washingtonensis (18x12, Z5, P, L, 3:8w) ......................................................... 100 seeds / $2.50

 92216.17  (W) Chelan Co., WA, 6200ft, 1890m.  Deep blue, tubular flowers in several interrupted whorls.

Penstemon watsonii (35x28,Z4,P,L,3:12w) ........................................................................ 100 seeds / $3.50

 92218.16  (W) Lander Co., NV, 8600ft, 2622m.   A rather tall member of Sect. Proceri with small, tubular, deep-blue flowers packed into dense whorls. There are several whorls spaced along each of the 20 to 30 stems, accompanied by prominent lanceolate leaves. A rarely-seen, unusual species.

Penstemon yampaensis (2x10,Z4,P,L,4:12w) .................................................................... 18 seeds / $6.00 96196.16 (W) Moffat Co., CO, 6200ft, 1890m. Tufts of linear leaves produce large, sessile, heavenly blue flowers, so numerous as to totally obscure the foliage. Challenging. Photo

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