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Also known as Penstemon digitalis var. multiflorus
|Size:||1.5 to 3 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Blooms spring-fall. Dies back in winter to few (or no) basal leaves.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Propagation:||From cuttings and seeds, will also slowly spread outward by producing "pups". Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||6.1 to 7.8|
Said by Bok Tower to sometimes attract hummingbirds.
Seeds likely dispersed by wind.
Larval host to Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
|Native Habitats:||Dry flatwoods, sandhill, ruderal areas. Well-drained upland habitats|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
This species is almost endemic to Florida. Its range overlaps into southern Georgia and southeastern Alabama.
The range includes all of Florida though it is only going to occur where soil, drainage, and fire conditions are appropriate.