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Beardtongue in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Penstemon

 

Beardtongue

Most penstemons are deciduous or semi-evergreen perennials. The tube-shaped, and two-lipped flowers are predominantly blue, red or purple. They are borne is spikes or clusters. Half-hardy plants can lose their leaves in harsh winters and most cultivars are slightly tender and will most likely be killed by frost. The tall border plants may survive winters under sheltered and well drained conditions but they are usually grown as annuals.

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plant Features
  • Beardtongue likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Beardtongue likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Beardtongue is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Beardtongue likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Beardtongue

Latin name

Penstemon

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Beardtongue likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Beardtongue is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Beardtongue likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Beardtongue likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Beardtongue is 0.60meters x 1.00meters 0.60 M 1.00 M

Penstemon

Most penstemons are deciduous or semi-evergreen perennials. The tube-shaped, and two-lipped flowers are predominantly blue, red or purple. They are borne is spikes or clusters. Half-hardy plants can lose their leaves in harsh winters and most cultivars are slightly tender and will most likely be killed by frost. The tall border plants may survive winters under sheltered and well drained conditions but they are usually grown as annuals.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

1 inch long flowers are produced from early Summer.to mid Autumn

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in early spring. They do well in ordinary garden soil and in a sunny position.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take 3 inch long cuttings of non-flowering lateral shoots in mid to late summer and insert into a mixture of 1 part peat, 1 part sand and 2 parts loam. Plant in a cold frame and plant out the rooted cuttings in spring.

 
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