Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove beardtongue)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′ – 3′

Bloom Months: June, July

Color: White

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Mesic, Moist

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Attracts: From The tubular flowers of this plant attract long-tongued bees, including honeybees, bumblebees, Anthophorine bees, Miner bees, Mason bees, and large Leaf-Cutting bees. To a lesser extent, Halictid bees, butterflies, Sphinx moths, and hummingbirds may visit the flowers, but they are not effective pollinators. The caterpillars of the moth Elaphria chalcedonia (Chalcedony Midget) feed on the foliage of this and other beardtongues.

Note: Deer resistant

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

12 in stock

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Description from Possibility Place: Foxglove Beardtongue matures to 4′ in height and blooms white to pink flowers in early summer. It prefers mesic to dry mesic soils but can adapt to all light conditions: full sun to full shade.  The tubular flowers of this plant attract bees and hummingbirds.  Penstemons are called ‘Beard Tongues’ because the sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs.

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