Often on sand-dunes in sagebrush country.
Columbia River basin in south-central Washington and adjacent Oregon and the west Snake River Plains, southwest through southeast Oregon and northwest Nevada to north Mineral County and adjacent Nye County Old dunes and sandy sagebrush flats, Upper Sonoran Zone; in Washington from Grant County to Walla Walla and Klickitat Counties; also in Malheur and Harney Counties, Oregon, east to Idaho.
Holmgren NH. 1984. Penstemon and Keckiella. In Intermountain Flora, vol. 4. Ed. Arthur Cronquist et al. Bronx: The New York Botanical Garden. Lindgren D, Wilde E. 2003. Growing Penstemons: species, cultivars and hybrids. American Penstemon Society publication.