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Hairy Beardtongue

Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, prefers sandy soil but adaptable to most soils including clay.  16-24 inches height, blooms late spring to early summer, purple/pink flowers.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Limited to northern half of the Interior Low Plateaus (Highland Rim and Interior Basin provinces) and to Meigs County in Ridge and Valley Province

Elegant lavender and white blooms on a plant with high drought resistance. Easy to grow.  Can distinguish from other penstemons by the downy stem.  Well-drained soil is essential.  Excessive soil richness may result in plant die-off.

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One response to “Hairy Beardtongue

  1. joystewart April 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I added this species to a seed mix that I put down in fall 2016. They are blooming this spring and I am so glad I used this plant. They are smaller and more delicate in appearance but so easy to grow and just charming planted in large drifts. Most of mine are white and only a few are purple. I highly recommend Hairy Beardtongue. It is also well named because the fuzzy leaves and stems are very obvious. I hope it hangs around for a long time, and you don’t have to worry about it crowding out other plants. Often plants that are super easy to grow are also very aggressive but this one isn’t.

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