Penstemon hirsutus - Hairy Beardtongue

Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

  • Tubular two-lipped lavender flowers with white throats
  • Flowers grow in clusters on hairy green stems
  • Narrow, toothed hairy green leaves, 5-10 cm long
  • Naturally found in dry woodlands and open fields
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm


Lavender, Purple

50-60 cm

40-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Adaptable to average, moist to dry conditions, in full sun to open shade and once mature are drought tolerant. Excellent cottage garden, rock garden or shade garden plant. 

Additional Notes about Hairy Beardtongue:

Native to Ontario

The name penstemon is derived from 'Pente' (5) and 'stemon' referring to the five-stamened flowers.