Beard Tongue (Penstemon canescens) in the Penstemons Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 30, 2013 12:14 AM

"Penstemon canescens is a species of penstemon known by the common name eastern gray beardtongue. It is native to the southeastern United States. It is a perennial herb producing stems reaching one meter in maximum height."

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