Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Penstemon laevigatus

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.

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