Also called Rock Beardtongue and Cut-leaf Penstemon this perennial can bloom from spring to fall, which gives it the longest bloom period of any penstemon.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near Native
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Size: 2′ x 2′
Sun: Full to part sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Prefers well drained soil
Temperature: Hardy to about 0 degrees F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Attracts Hummingbirds, special value to native bees. Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia), the Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona), owlet moths (family Noctuidae), geometrid moths (family Geometridae), and the hummingbird clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Notes: The more wild versions of this plant have some indentation on the edges of the leaves. Some selections sold on the market are bred for flower color and are not as tough.
Photo by pufferchung
Imagine a world where every garden, school yard, and public space becomes an immersive and educational experience.
A place where nature and knowledge intertwine to create stunning interpretive trails.
With a simple scan using your smartphone, you’ll unlock a whole new level of information and convenience.
No more searching through countless books or websites to find details about your plants.