Keckiella breviflora, drapes it's arching branches over a log in the demonstration garden.  Keckiella breviflora is a sprawling perennial with flowers that bumble bees like Bush Beardtongue, Gaping Penstemon, Yawning Penstemon, Keckiella_breviflora
Keckiella breviflora ssp. breviflora (Bush beardtongue) #5910 Keckiella breviflora Keckiella breviflora (Lindl.) Straw
Common Name Bush Beardtongue, Gaping Keckiella
Latin Name Keckiella breviflora
Family / Origin Scrophulariaceae /
Sunset zone / USDA zone 7-9, 12-24 /
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat 0 to 9,000 feet in several California habitats
Soil Dry, decomposed granite or sand preferred, low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun, light shade
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 5 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen leaves
Flowers White flowers line with purple, pink, or red streaks in spring and fall, fragrant
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Hummingbird, Mountain, Thornless, Butterfly
Bark / Roots Wand-like to much-branched
Maintenance None
Propagation Seed
Pests and Diseases Green root parasites
Landscape Uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, specimen
Nature Value Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees use flowers
Native American Uses Medicinal
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