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Penstemon Digitalis

Botanical Name:

Penstemon digitalis

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How to Grow
Water
Low
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Fertile, well-drained loams, clay loams, and sand. Acid preferably but tolerates lime.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

1 in. white or purple-tinged 2-lipped tubular flowers in a terminal cluster. The flower tube is abruptly swollen in the middle. Flowers bloom from May to July., Flowers 1 inch long, White with purple lines in throat for bees.

Fruit

Oval seed capsules, each containing numerous seeds from July to August., Tan

Benefits
Ornamental

A great bloomer for clay loam in areas with poor drainage.

Attracts

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Penstemon - Beardtongues

Genus

Penstemon

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