Penstemon grandiflorus

Common name: Large-Flowered Beardtongue

Native plant

Large-flowered Beardtongue prefers full sun to part shade, dry mesic to dry conditions, and poor soil containing rocky material or sand. This plant grows from 1-3’ and blooms shades of pink to purple flowers in May and June. This is one of the showiest of all Penstemons. Large-flowered Beardtongue is loved by the hummingbirds and bees and is drought tolerant. Other common names include Canterbury Bells, and Wild Foxglove.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 1
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Sandy Soils

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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