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Penstemon hirsutus

More About Penstemon hirsutus

  • Tubular, two-lipped, lavender flowers with a white throat
  • Flowers grow in clusters on hairy, green stems
  • Toothed, lance-shaped, hairy, green leaves, 5-10 cm long
  • Naturally found in dry woodlands and open fields
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm

Interesting Notes:

  • Native 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:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Lavender,Purple
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Adaptable to average, moist to dry conditions, in full sun to open shade and once mature are drought tolerant. Excellent cottage garden, rock garden or shade garden plant. 


Penstemon hirsutus Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge
Rooftop (extensive)