PENSTEMON hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue)

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PENSTEMON hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue) is a perennial flowering plant native to eastern and central North America. It belongs to the genus Penstemon in the family Plantaginaceae. Hairy Beardtongue is native to a wide range of habitats, including open woodlands, meadows, prairies, and rocky slopes. It can be found in regions of eastern...
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PENSTEMON hirsutus (Hairy Beardtongue) is a perennial flowering plant native to eastern and central North America. It belongs to the genus Penstemon in the family Plantaginaceae. Hairy Beardtongue is native to a wide range of habitats, including open woodlands, meadows, prairies, and rocky slopes. It can be found in regions of eastern and central North America, ranging from Canada down to Texas and Florida.

Hairy Beardtongue is a medium-sized plant that typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 centimeters). It has hairy stems and lance-shaped leaves that are gray-green in color. The leaves have a slightly rough texture. This species is adaptable to various soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It prefers well-drained soil conditions. Hairy Beardtongue can tolerate both sun and partial shade, but it tends to bloom more profusely in full sun.

The plant produces tubular flowers that are typically lavender, purple, or occasionally white in color. The flowers have two lips, with the lower lip often having small hairs or beards. They are arranged in dense spikes or clusters at the top of the stems. Blooming usually occurs in late spring to early summer. The tubular flowers of Hairy Beardtongue attract a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. They are particularly attractive to long-tongued bees, which are the primary pollinators for this species.

Hairy Beardtongue is a popular choice for native plant gardens, wildflower meadows, and pollinator-friendly landscapes. It adds a splash of color and attracts beneficial insects. It can be grown from seeds or purchased as nursery-grown plants.

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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