Slender Beardtongue

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Penstemon gracilis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun - Partial Sun
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color Purple

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Description

Slender Beardtongue, also known as slender penstemon, is found throughout northcentral United States as well as Colorado and New Mexico. A perennial that prefers sun to partial sun, it can grow up to 2 feet in height with good growing conditions. When in bloom, May-July, the purple flowers can be found in groups of 2 or more progressing up the stalk. Inside the tubular flower lays a bearded orange flap that resembles a tongue in which the stamens are located.

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