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.
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Scientific Name: Penstemon Hirsutus
Common Name: Hairy Beardtongue
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Eastern Canada and the United States
Height: 16 to 24 "
Spread: 8 to 20 "
Habitat: Dry woods, Rocky fields, Bluffs
Exposure: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Blooming Season: June, July
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