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Penstemon venustus Douglas ex Lindl.
Venus penstemon
PEVE2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance None
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 170
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 6.8
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 4800
Precipitation, Minimum 9
Precipitation, Maximum 69
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 6
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -18
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer
Commercial Availability Contracting Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 880000
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 07/31/2014 05:41 PM MDT