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Penstemon digitalis

Height: 3' to 5'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: April to June

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

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Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) is a clump-forming perennial that grows 3-5′ tall and naturally occurs in prairies, fields, wood margins, and open woods. It can tolerate a wide range of soils, but avoid overly wet, poorly drained conditions when choosing a planting location. The white, tubular flowers of Beardtongue attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and native bees, making it an excellent addition to pollinator gardens. Additionally, it is a host plant for the Chalcedon Checkerspot (shown above). Beardtongue gets its name from the hairy appearance of its sterile stamen.


Additional information


3' to 5'

Container Size


Bloom Time

April to June

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.