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Penstemon laevigatus /Smooth Beardtongue

Penstemon laevigatus  / Penstemon laevigatus
Flowers on this summer blooming perennial
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Flowers on this summer blooming perennial

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Clump of plants that grow to about three feet tall

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Scientific Name: Penstemon laevigatus
Common Name: Smooth Beardtongue
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: A native species that grows in relatively dry soil. Root rot occurs when it is grown in wet, poorly drained locations. Flowers are purple to almost white and hummingbirds feed on the nectar that is produced.