Penstemon hirsutus Pygmaeus

Dwarf Beardtongue

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6" (Plant 10" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Lavender / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Charming ruffled bells, lavender with tips and throats of white, nod along and above the dense dark green leaves. Foliage turns dramatic bronze red in winter. Sweetly edges a garden path or nestles into a rock garden.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Web Exclusive
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Penstemon General Information:

Penstemon are an American native with colorful tubular bell-shaped flowers. Will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and does well in a drier climate. Drought resistant once established. Waxy green foliage stays lush through summer's heat. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Songbirds feast on the seed in fall and winter.

Penstemon Plant Care:

Best in loose, gravelly soil with good drainage. Pinching back taller varieties when about 12" tall will produce more compact plants. Can be divided every 3 -4 years in spring by digging mature rhizomes and replanting. Will self sow. Foliage can be trimmed after blooming to freshen. Clean up in fall or spring. May benefit from loose winter mulch in colder zones.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: PEPY