Penstemon digitalis, commonly called foxglove beardtongue, is a clump-forming, Missouri-native perennial which typically grows 3-5' tall and occurs in prairies, fields, wood margins, open woods and along railroad tracks. Features white, two-lipped, tubular flowers (to 1.25" long) borne in panicles atop erect, rigid stems. Flowers bloom mid-spring to early summer and are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Basal leaves are elliptic and stem leaves are lance-shaped to oblong and maroon-red. Surface sow in late fall. If started indoors requires stratification.
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red', Beardtongue
- Height: 2-5'. Spread 1.5-2'. White blooms with pink blushing in late spring, early summer. Direct sow or start indoors after stratification.