Penstemon hirsutus

Hairy Beardtongue is a perennial native to Eastern North America. It’s an erect plant with hairy stems, hence the name. It’s extremely adaptable and can thrive in a variety of environmental conditions. Basal leaves may persist all winter as its in the plantain family. Flowers are trumpet shaped and lavender to white in color. Bumblebees, hummingbirds and butterflies are frequent visitors. Hairy Beardtongue is a host plant to several checkerspot butterflies, including the Baltimore Checkerspot. This easy to grow plant would be a great addition to a pollinator and native plant garden!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

June to July

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

1-2 Feet

Host plant to

Baltimore Checkspot Butterflies