Penstemon digitalis

Beard Tongue

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  • White to faintly purple durable tubular flowers in June/ July
  • Tolerant of drought, clay soils and poor drainage
  • Native to open woods, Fields and other open disturbed habitats
  • Tolerates deer and drought
  • Attracts hummingbirds, special value to bumble bees and other native bees

Height: 24-48 in
Spread: 18-24 in

Zone: 3-8
Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • RainGarden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Native
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water

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