Southern Beardtongue

Basal rosette of downy leaves, often with rose-colored veins, put up a slender erect stalk lined with pairs of leaves and multiple flowers at the top. The flowers are small, tubular and pinkish on the outside with whitish throats. They have five petals, with the three lower ones being extended outward and slightly drooping. Flowers are followed by small ovate seed pods. The basal leaves may persist into the winter months, often turning a reddish color.

Scientific Name: Penstemon australis
Bloom Color: Violet, Pink, White
Bloom Time: April, May, June, July
Butterfly Host: N/A
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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