Purple Beardtongue (Penstemon Cobaea)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Show-stopping spikes of loosely spaced white to violet to deep purple, 2 in. long tubular flowers atop erect stems. Flowers bloom in June and are larger than other penstemon flowers.

Grows easily in full sun with average, dry to dry well-drained soil. Use in perennial borders, cut flower gardens, native plant gardens and wildflower meadows.

Native Environment: Glade
Family: Plantaginaceae
Zone: 5 - 8
USDA Map: peco4
Height: 12 to 24 inches
Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky, Sandy, Limestone-based, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay
Nature Attracting: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Native Bees
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil

Larval Host: Dotted Checkerspot