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Keckiella cordifolia - Heartleaf Penstemon

Keckiella cordifolia is a semi trailing shrub can leap up and through its neighbors. The Heartleaf Penstemon is great in the native landscape due to the late spring and summer blooming. Keckiella cordifolia can get to 6 feet tall but will sometimes reach greater proportions using other plants for support. Heartleaf Penstemon is usually found on north facing slopes or under the shade of trees in the riparian zone. Keckiella cordifolia will take frosty temperatures into the teens but will show some damage. It is also known as Penstemon cordifolia by some but this name has generally been replaced by Keckiella. The Heartleaf Penstemon is a great choice for the Hummingbird Garden.

Keckiella cordifolia, Heartleaf Penstemon

Orange-red flowers and foliage of Keckiella cordifolia - Heartleaf Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.