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Eastern Smooth Beardtongue
Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, average soil, moderately to slightly acid pH. 2-3 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, purple flowers with white lips.
Germination Code: C(30), D
Native Region: Scattered statewide but primarily in Ridge and Valley and Highland Rim Provinces
This penstemon appears to be a short-lived successional species that is unpredictable in its appearance and disappearance. Individual plants may not persist at a specific location for more than a few years. Attracts bees.