Botanical Name: Penstemon digitalis
Plant Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Description: A 2-5 ft. robust perennial topped with stalks of clusters of white, tubular, unevenly-lobbed flowers. The sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs, hence the name Beardtongue.
Growing Conditions: Enjoys average, dry to medium moisture soils with full sun to part shade. Tolerates dry clay soil and droughts.
Bloom Time: May through July
Bloom Color: White with purple lines in flowers for bees.
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts butterflies, native & bumble bees, hummingbirds and birds.
Native Status: Native to PA.
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden, Native Bee Conservation Garden ('Husker Red' Var.)