Penstemon smallii

Beard-Tongue

$ 11.95

Item #: 1163
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

The Beard-tongues that are native to the eastern United States, are primarily rock outcrop species. They seem to thrive on thin soil, good drainage, and open shade or full sun. While technically classified as perennials, we've found that excessive soil richness may result in a short life for a Penstemon. They receive their common name of Beard-tongue because of the tuft of yellow hairs just outside of the throats of the flowers which resemble delicate Snapdragons. The flowering display of Penstemon smallii is perhaps the showiest of our four Penstemons. Lavender flowers are produced in profusion and for a good month or more in late spring and early summer. Flowering stalks may grow from 11/2- to 3- feet tall. And this one will grow reasonably well under maple trees!

 

Characteristics

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant         

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Clay, Sandy, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 36in

 

 

Flower Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer

Spread

15in

Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8

 

 

 

 

 

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