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Penstemon digitalis also known as Foxglove Penstemon attracts honeybees, bumble bees, mason bees and large leaf-cutting bees. Other pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies will come and feast as well. Due to the height of this perennials it’s large enough to compete against many kinds of weeds and puts on a very pretty show when blooming. Blooms can last up to 4 weeks. Plant this variety along a woodland border or in a habitat.
Penstemon Family: There are over 250 Penstemon species, mostly native to our western states and Mexico. Their flowers range from blue to white to red, with several bi-colors. The common name, Bearded Tongue may surprise wildflower gardeners, since many of the wild Penstemons are called Beard Tongue. But according to Allan Armitage and other perennial experts, Bearded Tongue is the correct common name for the perennials.
|Common Name||Foxglove Beardtongue|
|Botanical Name||Penstemon digitalis|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||24-60" tall (2-5 feet)|
|Estimated Mature Spread||24-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to mid summer|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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