Penstemon – Beardtongue
This perennial, also known as Beard Tongue, creates dramatic accent with its deep burgundy foliage. A tough and reliable perennial and one that will bring bright leaves to accentuate deep spring color. This perennial is hummingbird friendly!
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Size: 30-36″ Tall – Fast Growing
Bloom Time: Early Summer
– The name originates from Greek language. It means ‘five’ (penta) ‘stamens’ (stamon), referring the the number of stamens that can be found in each flower.
– Native to eastern and south eastern United States.
– It’s often called Beard Tongue due to the hairy stamen which looks like a tongue, located in the center of the lip-shaped flowers.
Photo 1: Blackbeard
Photo 2: Midnight Masquerade