Hairy Beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus) in the Penstemons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees


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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms From February 28, 2017 to February 6, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
MrsBinWY On June 10, 2017 Potted up
MrsBinWY On March 25, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggy in fridge for 4 weeks; 25 seeds from Diane's Seeds; sown in milk jug on 3-10-17, put on back patio
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