Penstemon grandiflorus (Showy penstemon)
Showy penstemon Description:
Penstemon grandiflorus, also known as large beardtongue, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Plantaginaceae. It is native to North America and can be found in prairies, meadows, and open woods from the Great Plains to the east coast of the United States. The plant typically grows up to 1 to 3 feet tall and blooms in late spring to early summer with showy pink to purple tubular flowers. The leaves are narrow and lance-shaped. Penstemon grandiflorus is an important plant for pollinators, providing nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other insects. It is also used in wildflower gardens and prairie restoration projects to help establish native plant communities.
Showy penstemon ranges from Montana to Ohio on the Northern end of its range all the way south to Texas.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 1' - 3'
Bloom Time: May - July
Preferred Habitat: Does well in sun and sandy soils. Often found in dry prairies.'
Stratification: C30, F