Hairy Beardtongue, (Penstemon digitalis)

Hairy Beardtongue, (Penstemon digitalis)

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The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Tubular, two-lipped, flowers with a white throat. Loose, flower spikes on leafy red stems. Foliage emerges deep burgundy. Toothed, Lance-shaped leaves fade to deep green with bronze hues by midseason.

Adaptable to average, moist to dry conditions, in full sun to open shade and once mature are drought tolerant. Showy Perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow. Excellent cottage garden, rock garden or shade garden plant. Naturally found in dry woodlands and open fields.

Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies. Deer Resistant. Fresh Cut: Flower & Foliage. 

Bloom Time: Late Spring-Summer. 

Flower Height: 95 cm.

Foliage Height: 80 cm. 

Leaves: 5-10 cm long.

Average to Dry Soils, Well-drained, Moist to Average.

Growth Rate: Medium.

Habit: Clumping Upright.