Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

A top performer in the low grow category, hairy beardtongue has several things going for it. Firstly, the pollinator magnet tubular flowers are a showy two-toned white and light purple that bloom in June (& occasionally blooms again late summer). Secondly, the seed pods are interesting and showy, starting off a maroon-purple and fading to a brown that persists throughout the winter. The size and form of the plant is attractive too, about 1’x1’ mounding form that will provide some purple fall foliage color as well. Hairy beardtongue does best in full sun and well drained soil. It does poorly mixed with larger competing plants, so it is best to keep this in a designated low grow area.

Sunlight: Full sun

Moisture: Dry - average

Soil: All - well drained

Height: 1 - 1.5’

Blooms: June-July