Foxglove Beardtongue

Foxglove Beardtongue

Botanical Name: Penstemon digitalis

Height: Tall

Season of bloom: Late June into summer.

Growing Conditions: Part day sun or light shade. Very adaptable to almost any non-waterlogged soil.

Wildlife benefits: Good for many pollinators; visited by hummingbirds and hummingbird clearwing moths..

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Occurs in the wild in the Ottawa Valley but our seed was originally from southern Ontario.

Remarks: “Foxglove” in the common name and species name “digitalis” are descriptive. This plant is NOT related to the poisonous foxgloves of Europe.

Similar species: Foxglove Beardtongue — red-leaved garden form.

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