CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2010 Jean Pawek | 1995 Saint Mary's College of California | 2002 George Jackson

USDA Zones: 6-10
Sunset Zones: 7-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Low
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 2 ft wide x 3 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Spire
Flower Color: Blue,Purple
Flower Season: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Pollinators

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Santa Margarita foothill penstemon grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.