Eastern Gray Beardtongue


aka: Appalachian Beardtongue
Penstemon canescens
Scrophulariaceae


Pink Medium Swish

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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 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: VT to AL

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Eastern Gray Beardtongue 3.5 inch pot $10.00

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