Beard Tongue

Penstemon albidus Nutt. White penstemon.  

A stout, erect, 8-12 in. perennial with broad, rough leaves and a densely flowered spike of large, tubular blossoms. Flowers are white, sometimes with a pale pinkish or bluish tube.

  


PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

Duration: Perennial 
Habit: Herb 
Size Class: 0-1 ft. 

BLOOM INFORMATION

Bloom Color: White 
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun

GROWING CONDITIONS

Water Use: Low , Medium
Requirement: Sun 
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist , Wet 
Soil Description: Fertile, well-drained loams, clay loams, and sand. Acid preferably but tolerates lime. 
Conditions Comments: Will tolerate dry shade. 

BENEFIT

Use Ornamental: A great bloomer for clay loam in areas with poor drainage. 
Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds and bumblebees 
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Hummingbirds 
Nectar Source: yes

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