Beard Tongue (Penstemon laevigatus) 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
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Pale purple to almost white.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 21, 2011 4:57 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant

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