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Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Beardtongue

  • Scientific name
    Penstemon sp.
  • Height
    6 to 28 inches
  • Bloom period
    June to July
  • Color
    Pink, red, lavender
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Sandy loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Moderate
  • Remarks
    Avoid acid soil. Fairly short-lived. Some good as cut flower.

 

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