Penstemon Angustifolius commonly known as ‘Narrow-Leaved Beardtongue’. It is native to the west-central United States, including the Great Plains. Plants are long-lived, have fine-textured, pine needle-like evergreen foliage and bloom in late spring/early summer. This species grows on grasslands and in sandy habitat types, such as dunes. Plant can be used in landscaping and as a garden plant in xeriscaping situations. The Lakota people used the flowers to make blue dye for painting moccasins.
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Scientific Name: Penstemon Angustifolius
Common Name: Narrow-Leaved Beardtongue
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: West-central United States
Height: 4 to 20 "
Spread: 12 "
Habitat: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer
Attracts: Pollinators, Hummingbirds
Characteristics: Cut Flowers
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Sandy soils or light loams
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Advantage: Easy to grow, Low maintenance
Uses: Landscaping, Garden Plants, Patio and Containers