A Penstemon much loved for its fabulous early foliage that comes in a deep plummy colour that goes wonderfully with any lime-green foliage. Good combined with Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepherd’ for a long run of interest. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 1996. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Beard Tongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rich woods, prairies, thickets, roadsides, railway tracks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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