Penstemon gracilis

Penstemon gracilis


Slender Beardstongue Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 8-24″
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Season: May – June

More Detail:

Suggested Uses: Slender Beardstongue is native to upland prairies. It is a low-growing wildflower for upland areas of shoreline restorations.  It is also a showy addition to any rock garden as well. It grows well in sandy and gravelly soils. Attractive to hummingbirds! Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Native Range:  Native to the northern Great Plains.  Native to the prairies of Minnesota.

Pollinators: Bees, hummingbirds. Host plant for a few species of Checkerspot butterflies.

Flowers: Tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, light purple and grow on a hairy spike.Flowers have dark purple veins and orange stamens.

Leaves: Leaves are narrow, opposite and have tiny teeth.

Other Names: Lilac Penstemon

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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