Eastern Gray Beardtongue Picture

Eastern Gray Beardtongue
Penstemon canescens
Scrophulariaceae

Pink Medium Swish

Spikes of large lavender 2-lipped tubes with white throats from May through July, paired leaves ascend the stems, leafy bases are semi-evergreen, spreads by seed and short rhizomes, attracts hummingbirds, prefers sandy well-drained soil. Why ‘gray’? The stems are covered with tiny hairs…

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
1-3’ tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Other names: Appalachian Beardtongue

Native Range: VT to AL

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Eastern Gray Beardtongue Seed Packet $4.00
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