PENSTEMON hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)

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Penstemon Hirsutus known by common name ‘Hairy Beardtongue’ is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family. It is native to the eastern Canada and the United States. A trumpet-shaped, lavender flower that blooms throughout most of the growing season. Native Americans once used this plant as a versatile...
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Penstemon Hirsutus known by common name ‘Hairy Beardtongue’ is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family. It is native to the eastern Canada and the United States. A trumpet-shaped, lavender flower that blooms throughout most of the growing season. Native Americans once used this plant as a versatile medicinal remedy. These pretty lavender blossoms develop on downy stems. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies are all captivated by the engaging tubular flowers.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 112,500 2000
1OZ 225,000 4,000
1/4LB 900,000 16,000
1/2LB 1,800,000 32,000
1LB 3,600,000 64,000
5LB 18,000,000 320,000

Scientific Name: Penstemon Hirsutus

Common Name: Hairy Beardtongue

Plant Type: Perennial 

Family: Plantaginaceae

Native Range: Eastern Canada and the United States

Height: 16 to 24 "

Spread: 8 to 20 "

Habitat: Dry woods, Rocky fields, Bluffs 

Zone: 3-9 

Exposure: Sun, Part Shade, Shade   

Blooming Season: June, July

Attracts: Hummingbirds   

Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant

Flower Shape: Trumpet  

Flower Color: Pink, Purple 

Water Requirement: Average   

Soil Type: Thin well-drained soil   

Soil pH: Slightly acid (6.1-6.5), Neutral (6.6 to 7.3)

Advantage: Easy to grow 

Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Informal and Cottage, Rock Gardens

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