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Calico Beardtongue - Penstemon calycosus

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Phonetic: PEN-stem-on KAL-ee-cos-us

Calico Beardtongue has a attractive rounded habit with a deeper lavender pink bloom than Hairy Beardtongue. It prefers rich, loamy well drained soil. Somewhat drought tolerant, this perennial does well in full sun with adequate moisture. It is happiest in a woodland garden with dappled sun and consistently moist organically rich soil.

  • Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
  • Native Region:  USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Shade
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Soil Type: Moist to Medium
  • Mature Plant Size: 2'H, 2'W
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: Chalcedony Midget Moth 
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds
  • Advantages:  Cut flower, dried flower, deer resistant, long blooming
  • Landscape Uses: Meadows, butterfly garden, woodland garden, mass planting, cut flower garden
  • Companion Plants: Golden Alexanders, Dwarf Iris, Wild Columbine, Pennsylvania Sedge, Blue Stemmed Goldenrod