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Keckiella ternata - Blue Stemmed Penstemon

Keckiella ternata is a midsized shrub growing 4-8 feet tall. Keckiella ternata has a variety of common names including Blue Stemmed Penstemon, Scarlet Keckiella, and Summer Bush Penstemon. Keckiella ternata grows in the Southern California Coastal and Transverse mountain ranges from the Chaparral to the Yellow Pine communities. Keckiella ternata has scarlet red tubular flowers late Spring into Summer. The flowers are fragrant and attract hummingbirds and the Common Buckeye and variable checkerspot butterfly making this a nice addition to the Butterfly Garden and Hummingbird Garden. Keckiella ternata is Winter hardy to 0°F.

Keckiella ternata, Blue Stemmed Penstemon

Orange-red flowers and foliage of Keckiella ternata - Blue Stemmed Penstemon. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella breviflora * Yawning Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
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