Penstemon digitalis Beardtongue



Penstemon digitalis, or Beardtongue, is an eastern US native wildflower fit for a summertime daydream. Charming, white to pastel pink blooms float high above the foliage on strong stems in early summer. The flowers' tubular shape makes them a special treat for hummingbirds and butterflies.

Penstemon digitalis Beardtongue is a versatile perennial that can handle sun to light shade, and gritty soil to clay soil with poor drainage. It will need consistent moisture until it is established.

Bring a magical quality to your pollinator, cottage, or native garden with Penstemon digitalis Beardtongue!


  • Common Names: Beardtongue
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to normal
  • Height at Maturity: 60 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 18 inches
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

When deadheading, cut the flowering stems back to the basal foliage (the mound of leaves at the base of the plant).

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.