Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Basal rosette of dark green leaves with a red mid-vein put up a slender, erect stalk lined with pairs of leaves and multiple flowers at the top. The flowers are small, tubular and pinkish-purple colored. They have five petals, with the three lower ones being extended outward and slightly drooping. Flowers are followed by small ovate seed pods.

Scientific Name: Penstemon laevigatus
Bloom Color: Violet, White
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Butterfly Host: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydras pheton)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: Yes
Fruit: Small teardrop shaped pods full of tiny seeds line the stalk
Habit: Herb
Height: 1-2'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 1.5
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Other
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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