Scientific Name: Penstemon barbatus (incl. hybrids) Form: Mounded
Common Name:beard tongue Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PlantaginaceaeHabit: Arching, Open, Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Basal, Glabrous, Lanceolate
Flowers: Thyrse, (Floriferous), (Panicle-like), White, Violet, Pink, Purple, Red, Dark-red, Magenta, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Green, Oct- Nov- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Basal mound of dark, narrow leaves with floral stalks rising above that support hanging tubular flowers.