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Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink'

Also called Bearded Penstemon


Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink' - Beardtongue - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink'

  • Mid-pink, two-lipped, tubular flowers
  • Flowers form clusters on dark stems
  • Lance-shaped to ovate, medium green leaves
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 45 cm

Interesting Notes:

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.

Zone:

3

Height:

35-45 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, showy perennial when planted in mass. Easy to grow in full sun in the perennial border. 


Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Penstemon barbatus 'Elfin Pink'