Shell Leaf Penstemon

Plant Height 2-3 FT
Seed Count 230,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Penstemon grandiflorus
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun - Partial Sun
Preferred Sites Dry-Sandy Soils _ Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Very Good


Shell Leaf Penstemon


Shell Leaf Penstemon is a native perennial plant found in the central parts of the United States and is often called Large Flowered Beardtongue. This member of the Snapdragon family is often found in open dry areas.


  • Tolerates full sun to partial shade
  • Adapts well to dry and sandy, well drained soils
  • Mature height of 2-3 feet
  • Large purple flowers can be seen in bloom from May-July
  • Attracts hummingbirds and pollinator
  • Dormant seeding in late fall allows for natural stratification
  • Deer resistant specie


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