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PENSTEMON HIRSUTUS / HAIRY BEARDTONGUE

PENSTEMON HIRSUTUS / HAIRY BEARDTONGUE

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  • Appearance: Hairy beardtongue typically grows to heights of 1 to 2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters). It has lance-shaped leaves with fine hairs on the surface, giving the plant its common name "hairy." The flowers are tubular, about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) long, and vary in color from pale lavender to pink to purple. The characteristic "beardtongue" refers to the hairy staminode, a sterile stamen, inside the flower.

  • Habitat: Penstemon hirsutus is native to a variety of habitats, including prairies, meadows, woodlands, and rocky slopes. It can thrive in well-drained to sandy soils and is often found in full sun to partial shade.

  • Blooming Period: The flowers of hairy beardtongue typically bloom in late spring to early summer, creating an attractive display of color in natural landscapes and gardens.

  • Pollinator Attraction: Like many Penstemon species, hairy beardtongue is a favorite of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Its tubular flowers are adapted for bee pollination, and the presence of nectar-rich blooms makes it a valuable nectar source for local pollinator populations.

  • Garden Cultivation: Hairy beardtongue is a popular choice for native plant gardens and landscaping due to its colorful flowers and ability to attract pollinators. It is relatively low-maintenance and can be used in perennial borders, wildflower gardens, or naturalized areas.
  • FLOWER HEIGHT: 80 CM
  • FOLIAGE HEIGHT: 60 CM
  • SPREAD 40-50 CM 
  • HEIGHT 50-60 CM
  • PLANT ZONE 3 
  • NATIVE TO ONTARIO

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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