Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus

  • Tubular, two-lipped, lavender flowers with a white throat
  • Flowers grow in clusters on hairy, green stems
  • Toothed, lance-shaped, 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.