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Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beard Tongue

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Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beard Tongue)

In May and June, tubular white flowers carried on strong stems provide nectar for hummingbirds. In the fall, the foliage turns reddish. Attractive seed heads are also produced on this handsome addition to the garden. This white flowering native is beautiful in the moonlit garden.

Additional Information:


Height
30-48 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis), Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum), Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC-

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map