Foxglove Beard Tongue

Penstemon Digitalis

This plant prefers full sun to part shade such as clearings within forests, woods’ edges, and savannas. It is very easy to grow from seed.

The tubular flowers of this plant attract long-tongued bees, including honeybees, bumblebees, Miner bees, Mason bees, and hummingbirds.  Penstemons are called ‘Beard Tongues’ because the sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  2-3 Feet
Mature Width:  

Flower Color:  White
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Exposure:

Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

May–June

Attracts:

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Pair With:

Little Bluestem

Pale Purple Coneflower

Golden Alexanders