Scientific Name: Penstemon cvs.
Common Name: beard tongue
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Thyrse, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Sep-Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, sessile, lanceolate, commonly 4-6cm long x 7-15mm wide; inflorescence panicle-like with cymose branching (thyrse), florets tubular, funnel-shaped, 5-7cm long x 4-5cm wide, .