Penstemon digitalis - Beardtongue
Botanical Name: Penstemon digitalis
Common Name: Beardtongue
Plant Size: Baby Plant Plug
Easy to grow spring perennial that flowers white April through June. The tubular nectar flowers attract hummingbirds, long-tongued bees, honey bees, bumble bees, miner bees, and mason bees. Several moth caterpillars feed on the plant, and in turn, birds eat the caterpillars.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: April to June
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to Medium
Low to No Deer Browse
Note: Plant plugs are baby plants. Plug plants have a soil root base of roughly 5" deep x 2" square with varying above ground growth -- a plug is the best size to plant with habitat gardening. Plant plugs are better adapted to being planted in a new garden and will grow-in healthier then larger plant sizes. And small plugs are easier & quicker for you to plant!
Within a few months to a year, the plant plugs will flower and fill in your garden. Thee plants will be much happier and healthier within their new surroundings as they were planted small and given room to grow-in on their own.
Note: This species included within the Bird Chowdown Kit.