Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims


Spring 2013

Spring 2013


Family: Plantaginaceae

Genus: Penstemon

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 3 to 5' tall and up to 2' wide

Exposure: Sun


White tubular flowers in spring in panicles. Dry to medium soils. Deer tolerant. Not wet or poorly drained soils.


Published in Bot. Mag. 52: 2587 in 1825.

Native to Eastern Canada and the United States.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot at the Botanical Garden in Athens in October 2012 and planted it in the Octagonal Perennial Garden. In September 2013 I moved it to the Helipad And Tiers garden.

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