Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus' Beardtongue



A dwarf Beardtongue with lavender trumpet-shaped flowers clustering on hairy stems from late May through June. The blooms attract butterflies, bumblebees, and hummingbirds. This cultivar of North American native Penstemon hirsutus grows only 6-12" tall, perfect for garden edges, small garden beds, or containers. 

Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus' prefers full to part sun, and medium, well-drained soil. This plant is adaptable and durable, including resistance to deer. 


  • Common Names: Hairy Beardtongue
  • Zones: 3 - 8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Medium, well-drained, nutrient lean
  • Height at Maturity: 6 - 12"
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: May - June
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Native to North America.

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Shipping Info

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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.

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