$4.95 – $9.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June – July
Suggested Uses: Foxglove Beardstongue is a very showy white Penstemon that grows well in a wide variety of sun exposures. Grows well in sandy rocky and sandy areas. It is also a great option for heavy clay soils. It is a great plant for attracting hummingbirds and is beautiful in flower arrangements. Grows well in a semi-shaded rain garden.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S., particularly along the Mississippi River Valley and in the Northeast. Native to a few counties on Minnesota’s eastern border.
Pollinators: Native bees (including bumble bees), hummingbirds and beneficial wasps and flies. It is favored by the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis).
Flowers: The bell-shaped flowers are 1 inch long and grow in a cluster at the top of the branches. They have delicate purple lines inside the flowers to guide insects to the nectar.
Leaves: The leaves are opposite, lance-shaped and finely toothed.
Other Names: Mississippi Penstemon
More information: USDA plant profile