Penstemon calycosus

Smooth Beard-Tongue

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Smooth Beardtongue is widely occurring east of the Mississippi River from Michigan to Maine and south to Georgia and Alabama in roadside meadows, woodland margins, moist to dry woods, and even alkaline rocky slopes. It's habitat is quite varied. Very showy late spring-early summer flowers are pale purplish-pink, snapdragon-like and on 2 to 4 foot tall spikes. This is a good plant for naturalizing in moist to dryish places in part shade in neutral to basic soil as it has a tap root that will help it deal with drought.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant            

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow




Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry, Moist


full quart



24 to 36, 36 or taller

Flower Color

Pink, Purple

Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones     

5, 6, 7, 8



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