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Penstemon digitalis

Also called Smooth White Beardtongue, Talus Slope Penstemon


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Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue

More About Penstemon digitalis

  • Clusters of white, tubular, five-lobed flowers
  • Flowers grow in pairs on a thick, green stems
  • Blooms May to June
  • Dark green, lance-shaped leaves
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Foxglove Beardtongue Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Penstemon digitalis Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing