Penstemon pallidus/Pale Penstemon, Penstemon, Beardstongue

Penstemon pallidus / Penstemon pallidus
A panicle of spring flowers
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A panicle of spring flowers

A small colony of the Pale Penstemon

Stalk of flowers

A colony of plant growing in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Penstemon pallidus
Common Name: Pale Penstemon, Penstemon, Beardstongue
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This wildflower, a relative of the snapdragon, merits considerable use in a cultivated state. It produces panicles of white to light pink, funnel-shaped flowers in late spring and summer. Excellent plant for the cottage garden. Will tolerate a relatively wide range of growing conditions from dry to moist soils. Reported to attract hummingbirds.