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Penstemon digitalis

SKU: AM014882
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Overview
Penstemon digitalis is a beautiful plant that produces white blossoms from sturdy stalks, reaching up to 5 feet in height. The tubular-shaped flowers are excellent for feeding both hummingbirds and bees. Penstemon prefers well-drained loam and sandy soils; however, it will tolerate clay. Blooms from late spring to mid summer. (Penstemon digitalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Penstemon digitalis
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-60" tall (2-5 feet)
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer

Description

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.