PENSTEMON digitalis (Smooth Penstemon) is a flowering species that are white and borne in summer. It is native to eastern Canada and the eastern and southeastern United States. Flowers bloom from mid-spring to early summer. This very showy white Penstemon is useful and grows well in a wide variety of situations. It is a great plant for attracting hummingbirds and makes a very nice cut flower. Grows well in semi-shaded raingardens.
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Scientific Name: Penstemon Digitalis
Common Name: Smooth Penstemon
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Eastern and Southern United States
Height: 30 to 36 "
Spread: 15 to18 "
Habitat: Mesic black soil, Prairies, Openings in upland, Floodplain forest, Woodland borders
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Mid spring to early summer
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Characteristics: Showy, Good cut
Flower Shape: Oblong
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Dry to medium
Soil Type: Well drained loams, Clay loam
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Uses: Raingarden, Ornamental, Wildlife