Saturday, June 20, 2020

What’s Coming Up In The Garden, 51: foxglove beardtongue

This is a delicate flowering pollinator plant, and I’m happy to have it in the potager, already blooming though just planted two weeks ago. 

More info:

Penstemon digitalis 

Phonetic Spelling
PEN-stem-on dig-ee-TAH-liss

Penstemon digitalis is a clump-forming perennial in the plantain family that can be found in the mountains of NC. It grows up to 5 feet tall in prairies, wood margins and open woods of eastern and central USA. In late spring to early summer tall clusters of showy white tubular flowers appear that attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. No serious disease or pest problems.

This plant adapts easily to cultivation and prefers well-drained, moist to dry loamy soils and tolerates clay soil if it is well-drained. Plant in full sun to light shade in small groups in the native/pollinator garden, naturalized areas or borders.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Very pretty plant. You’re really mixing it up in all your gardens with great array of species.

billie said...

I’m really enjoying finding new natives to put in, and the right places to put them. Looking at a new order from a local native only nursery for a few more things. (It never ends!)