Penstemon calycosus (Calico Beardtongue)


Calico Beardtongue is an adaptable penstemon that forms a rosette of deep green foliage in moist to mesic conditions. Beginning in June, sturdy flower stalks decorated with large tubular white flowers appear and flower nearly a month. A favorite of bees, it is also visited occasionally by sphinx moths and hummingbirds.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna/Woodland
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic
  • Height 4'
  • Flower Color Pink/Purple
  • Flower Time June, July
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