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     If you're looking for the most beautiful of all the native plants, you've found it.  There's nothing so lovely as Penstemon in full bloom.  No wonder hummingbirds, butterflies, native bees, beetles, and all other manner of flying things flock to it.


     A long bloomer, Penstemon's beautiful, white-tinged-with-pink, tubular flowers last four or more weeks from late spring into summer. 


     Penstemon is clump-forming, which means it's fairly well behaved in the garden.  Its stems are sturdy enough to keep it upright, and its ground-hugging rosettes are semi-evergreen


     Penstemon likes moist, well-drained soils and is deer and rabbit resistant.

Foxglove Beardtongue

1 Gallon
    • Latin: Penstemon digitalis
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Wetland status: FAC
    • Height: 3-5 feet
    • Spacing: 12-18 inches
    • Light: Full sun
    • Soil: Dry to medium
    • Bloom: White, late spring to early summer
    • Leaves: Rosy fall
    • Landscape: Butterfly or native plant garden, edges of rain gardens, cut flowers
    • Pair with: Golden Alexanders, Purple Love Grass, Northern Blue flag.
    • Deer resistance: Yes
    • More photos and information here
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