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Beard tongue

Penstemon digitalis

Beard tongue is a plant which belongs to the Penstemon (Beard-tongue) genus. A type of flower, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Beard tongue is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet).

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Beard tongue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Beard tongue

Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Beard tongue is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Beard tongue to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Beard tongue from seed

May be Winter Sown.

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Beard tongue about 63 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Beard tongue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Beard tongue is a hardy plant.

Common Beard tongue problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Beard tongue plants:

Other names for Beard tongue

Penstemon, Smooth white beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims

Beard tongue care instructions

How long does Beard tongue take to grow?

These estimates for how long Beard tongue takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I plant Beard tongue?

Our when to plant Beard tongue estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!


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