Penstemon calycosus - Long-Sepal Beardtongue
Robust spikes of pink w/lavender flowers top strong, upright stems from late May to July creating a splendid garden show and attracting clouds of native pollinators! its size and spiky bloom make it an outstanding plant to group at a garden's back while autumn sees its green foliage tinge with red.
- Perfect grouped at the mid or back of a garden
- Native pollinators and hummingbird flock to it!
- Bloom is showy and makes a great cut flower
- Deer and drought resistant, easy to grow.
- Fall color is an added bonus and underrated!
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The bloom is visually striking and serves as an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements.
Easy to grow in average to well-drained soils. Leave old flower stems standing to provide seed for songbirds.