Penstemon digitalis – Smooth White Beardtongue
A majestic Missouri native plant, Smooth White Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis, amazes all with its impressive 3-5′ tall spires that are adorned with long white bells from mid-spring through early summer. An easy to grow perennial that prefers full sun and well drained soil. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore Smooth White Beardtongue, deer hate it. Penstemon digitalis makes a good choice for rain gardens and naturalized areas.
Penstemons prefer full sun, 6 hours or so of sun, and well drained soil.
A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.