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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Sandy Soils

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

Lavender

Fall color

None

Size

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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