This name is a synonym of Penstemon caespitosus subsp. suffruticosus (A. Gray) D.D. Keck.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50004345) with original publication details: Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 270 1878.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:290700-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50004345.