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Native - American

Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Penstemon

Plant Type: Native - American
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  
FULL Sun

Clump-forming, Missouri-native perennial typically occurs in prairies, fields, wood margins, open woods and along railroad tracks. Abundant plumes of tubular white flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds April through June. Attractive seed heads and reddish fall color extend seasonal interest. Attracts songbirds.


Height

36-60"

Spread

12-18"

Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Mass in beds, borders and native plant gardens.

Penstemon digitalis Plant Care:

Prefers dry to medium moisture well drained soil. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils.

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

Foxglove Penstemon Merit Awards and Special Collections

Foxglove Penstemon Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June)

Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
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