Penstemon smallii

Beard Tongue

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  • White throated rosy lavender trumpet flowers throughout summer
  • Rich green foliage
  • Short-lived perennial, allow it to reseed

Height: 12-24 in
Spread: 12 in

Zone: 5-9
Color: Lavender

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Ground Cover
  • Tolerates Clay Soil
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Native
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Self seeds in optimum conditions
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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