Foxglove Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis

Attracted Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Duration: Perennial

Size: 36-60" high; 18-24" spread

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: full sun

- Water Use: Dry to Moderate

- Soil: neutral pH, dry, very well drained

Foxglove beardtongue is a tall flowering plant native to the eastern and southern United States. It colonizes in open fields or prairies and along woodland margins. Clustered at the tops of their dark, rigid stems are trumpet shaped, pinkish-white, two-lipped flowers. This long narrow flower shape is ideal for attracting hummingbirds and long-tongued bees such as honey bees and bumblebees as pollinators. The blossoms, blooming from mid to late spring, contain 4 fertile stamen and one infertile stamen, hence "penstemon."