Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'

Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'

Dwarf Hairy Beardtongue

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This is a choice dwarf form of Hairy Beardtongue, a native of Ontario, Quebec and the eastern USA. Hairy purple stems bearing multiple clusters of long tubular lilac flowers, rise from a mound of dark green foliage. This plant is assured to attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the garden, it is a host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 15 cm to 20 cm
Spread: 15 cm to 20 cm
Soil Requirements: Average to sandy well drained soils, adaptable to pH
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time: Mid spring to mid summer, early fall
Use: Rock gardens, accent plant, mixed borders, edging, container plant, mass planting, pollinator gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Loose clusters of long tubular lavender flowers with white throats, borne on erect hairy stems above the foliage
Foliage: Low mound of lance shaped leathery dark green leaves that turn bronze red in winter
Benefits: Evergreen, drought tolerant, rabbit resistant, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

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