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Penstemon digitalis 'Blackbeard'

Beardtongue

Plant Type: Native - American

Dark purple flower stems hold its lilac purple flowers with their white flaring tubes high above the low mound of deep eggplant purple leaves. Attractive dark burgundy seed pods follow the flowering performance for extended seasonal interest. ‘Blackbeard’ stays strictly upright all season long.
It takes the heat and humidity in stride but is also very cold hardy. It continues to provide terrific color in the landscape all season long.


Height

28-34"

Spread

24"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Beardtongue Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Nature Attraction
Hummingbirds