Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Season: May – June
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