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Week 22 – May 27, 2024

Plant Information

Penstemon digitalis Blackbeard

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Penstemon digitalis

Common Name: Beard Tongue

Hardiness Zone: 3a - 8b

Hardiness Degree: -40°F (-40.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 26" (66cm)

Height: 28 - 34" (71 - 86cm)

Width: 24" (61cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Perfect for landscape plantings with its deep eggplant purple leaves that keep their color all season.
Lilac purple flowers have white flowering tubes.
A hummingbird magnet!

Grower Information:

Named for the famous black-bearded pirate, this perennial has incredibly dark, eggplant-purple foliage. Dark purple flower stems hold its lilac-purple flowers with white flaring tubes. Stays strictly upright all season long.


Protection Information: PP30,052

(Flowering Only License)