Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus



Hairy Beardtongue recieves its name because of the hairs produced alost this species stems. This plant produces purple flowers from May to June and if very adaptable, growing in full sun to full shade as well as both dry and wet soils. This species is alos deer resistant and attractive to pollinators.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Hairy Penstemon
Plant Family:Scrophulariaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Bloom Time:June to July
Global and State Rank:S4, G4
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Dry, Wet, Moist
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to shade
Light Range:Sun, Shade, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Wet, Moist

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