Agronomy and Horticulture Department


Date of this Version



Station Circular 105, University o{ Nebraska College of Agriculture, The Agricultural Expe1·iment Station


Copyright © 1961 University of Nebraska

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A new race of hardy perennials is beginning to appear in American gardens. These are the penstemons, a genus of plants closely related to the familiar snapdragon, which may become important ornamentals as they become better known to gardeners. The purpose of this bulletin is to show the possibility of the genus as an ornamental and to suggest species and species hybrids of possible value to Great Plains gardeners; to provide information about propagation and culture; and to encourage gardeners to engage in penstemon breeding as an avocation.