3' to 5'
April, May, June
Average, medium, well-drained.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) is a clump-forming perennial that grows 3-5′ tall and naturally occurs in prairies, fields, wood margins, and open woods. It can tolerate a wide range of soils, but avoid overly wet, poorly drained conditions when choosing a planting location. The white, tubular flowers of Beardtongue attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and native bees, making it an excellent addition to pollinator gardens. Additionally, it is a host plant for the Chalcedon Checkerspot (shown above). Beardtongue gets its name from the hairy appearance of its sterile stamen.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now accepting preorders for Spring 2024!