Herb: Small-Flowered Penstemon
Latin name: Penstemon procerus
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Edible parts of Small-Flowered Penstemon:A tea-like beverage is made by boiling the dried leaves and stems.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry plains, prairies and open or wooded slopes at low to fairly high elevations.
Propagation of Small-Flowered Penstemon:Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Alternatively, the seed can be sown in early summer in a greenhouse, the seedlings overwintered in the greenhouse and then planted out in the following spring. Division in autumn. Cuttings can be taken throughout the growing season, though August/September is best.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry plains, prairies and open or wooded slopes at low to fairly high elevations.
Medicinal use of Small-Flowered Penstemon:None known
Known hazards of Penstemon procerus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.