Penstemon digitalis - Beardtongue
This selection lords over the garden with its strongly upright form with stems topped by panicles of white, Snapdragon-like flowers in May and June. Native pollinators, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds love to visit its bloom. Outstanding in groups at the back of any sunny garden.
- Deer resistant
- Tall and long blooming
- Oustanding when used as a cut flower
- Perfect for grouping at the back of a garden
- Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators, especially bumblebees
Moist forest gaps, bottomland, and prairies; Nova Scotia to Minnesota south to Texas and Virginia.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Butterflies and bees contribute to a healthy ecosystem by moving pollen from one flower to another (fertilization) so seeds will form and new plants are created.
Easy to grow in dry to average moisture, well-drained soils. Leave old flower stems standing to provide seed for songbirds.